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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Elias Says: Dave Hudson also a 5 point rookie

John Tavares did indeed tie the Isles' club record with a 5 point game on Tuesday.  However, research by Elias uncovered an error in the Isles media guide that goes back nearly to the very begiinning.

On March 3, 1973, Islander rookie Dave Hudson recorded a goal and four assists in the Isles' 9-3 victory over (ironically) Vancouver.  It was Stick Night at the Coliseum (and a future statistiican should have taken note of Hudson's feat--it was my first NHL game).

Elias is also noting that BryanTrottier had two five-point games as a rookie.  The Isles' guide gives him credit for one (10/11/75).
Forever 1940 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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