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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Isles Blown 2-goal leads

Last night was (at least) the 8th time that the Isles have blown a 2-goal lead.  I say "at least" because I saw a report that it was the 9th time, but I haven't found it.

Here's the list (0-3-5):

Oct 10  - Led Boston 3-0; lost 4-3 in shootout
Oct 24  - Led Washington 2-0; lost 3-2 in overtime
Nov 11 - Led Washington 3-1; lost 5-4 in shootout
Nov 14 - Led Florida 2-0, lost 5-4 in shootout
Feb 14 - Led Ottawa 3-1, lost 4-3
Mar 9   - Led Philadelphia 2-0, lost 3-2
Mar 19 - Led Anaheim 4-2, lost 5-4 in ovetime
Mar 30 - Led New York 2-0, lost 4-3 

The Isles are 18-13-10 in one-goal games.  It's the first time in club history that they have played at least 41 games settled by one goal.  Two seasons ago, they played 40, winning 17 of them  (17-14-9).

However, the Isles have had more than 41 games settled by one goal or less (i.e. with ties) twice in their history: 

45 in 2001-02  (20-17-  8)
43 in 1986-87  (18-13-12)
41 in 1998-99  (  8-23-10)

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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