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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Isles-St. Louis

The long and winding road trip continues in St. Louis tonight.

St. Louis has been a favorable stop for the Isles in recent trips, but the Isles haven't been to St. Louis in a loooooong time.

Last visit: December 6, 2005 - a 6-3 win.  (Mike York had two goals and three assists in that one; Mark Parrish had two goals as well.)
In their last seven trips to St. Louis, Isles own four wins (two in overtime), one overtime loss, and two ties.

They haven't been beaten in regulation in St. Louis since December 19, 1995, when a Mike Milbury-coached squad dropped a 4-1 decision to the Blues in their first visit to the Kiel Center.  (The Isles did not lose to St. Louis when the building was renamed the Savvis Center, and this will be their first visit since a subsequent renaming to the Scottrade Center in 2006.)

Scott Gordon's first NHL win came in the teams' last meeting, 5-2 on October 11, 2008 (last season's home opener).  Overall, the Isles are 2-0-2 in their last four against the Blues, dating back to a March 6, 2004 loss at the Coliseum, 4-2.

 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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