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"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 81 Isles 4, New Jersey 1    They're in! Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Kyle Palmieri scored goals 4...

Friday, January 15, 2010

One more piece of history from Tuesday night

While the Isles were destroying the Red Wings Tuesday night, the Rangers and Devils played a scoreless tie into a New Jersey shootout victory (according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 96 shots on goal for the Rangers/Devils were the most ever in a scoreless game.).
Thus, all three goalies (Roloson, Brodeur, Lundqvist) were credited with shutouts.  It's the first time since the Devils moved to New Jersey in 1982 that all three New York teams recorded shutouts on the same day.
(Thanks to Ed G for the idea to check it out!)
BTW--the Rangers were shutout at home by Ottawa on Thursday night, dropping them to 8-2-4 in their last 14 games.  They've been shutout three times in that stretch (0-2-1); all at MSG.  Their current scoreless streak is 144:03 overall and 126:05 at home.

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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