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Monday, November 16, 2009

Two goal leads

The Bruins had an interesting note in their media notes for Monday's game:
<<- In 12 of their 19 games this season, either the Bruins or their opponent has held a two-or-more goal lead at some point in the game ...The Bruins have a 5-0-0 record in games this season in which they have held a two-or-more goal lead, including when scoring the first two-or-more goals of a game ... They are 1-4-0 in games this season in which they have given up the first two-or-more goals and they are 2-5-0 in games in which they have trailed by two-or-more goals in the contest.>>

I checked out the Islander numbers for the same stats.

In 16 of their 20 games, either the Isles or their opponent has held a two-or-more goal lead at some point in the game...
The Isles have had a two-goal lead in 10 of their first 20 games, but have won only six of them [6-0-4].  They have trailed by two goals in seven games, and have gone 0-6-1.  Saturday's SO loss in Florida was the first time that the Isles have earned a point in a game they trailed by two goals this season and the first time that they have led by two goals and trailed by two goals in the same game.
 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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