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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fewest losses in first fourteen games since....

Nice to be digging positive numbers out of the archives.  :)

The Isles arre 5-4-5 through 14 games.  It's their fewest losses since 2001-02 in the first 14 games, when they opened 11-1-1-1.
These are the only two times in the "loser point" era that the Isles have suffered only four losses or fewer in the first 14.

In fact, the 4 losses in 14 equals the second fewest in the post-Cup era.  The Isles went 9-4-1 in their first 14 in the 1987-88.

Six times in the first 11 seasons in their history the Isles managed four or fewer losses in the first 14:

7 4 3 in 1974-75
8 2 4 in 1975-76
10 2 2 in1976-77
9 3 2  in 1978-79
9 2 3  in 1981-82
11 3 0 in 1982-83

Maybe Tom Renney was right.  The Isles have made the playoffs in every season that they had four or fewer losses in the first fourteen games. :)


 Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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