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The Skinny: Carolina 6, Isles 3 (Carolina wins series 4-1)

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Eastern Conference Round 1, Game 5 Carolina 6, Isles 3 Carolina Wins Series 4-1 School is out. Jack D...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Does Elias read The Skinny, too?

From Elias this morning: (espn.com)

From Elias: After a lengthy video review, Matt Moulson was credited with the
overtime goal that gave the Islanders a 3-2 win in Tampa on Thursday. The
Isles' last game, on Monday night in Toronto, was also an overtime victory.
It's the first time that the Islanders have ever won consecutive regular-season
games, both on the road and both in overtime. They've done that once in the
playoffs: in 1980 at Boston in the first two games of a second-round series.

From Last Night's Skinny: http://islanders.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=541277

Overtime is Our Time
The Isles have won consecutive games, both in overtime for the first time since
December 22-26, 2007. Richard Park and Mike Comrie had the winning goals in
those games.

If you're wondering whether the Isles had ever won consecutive games, both on
the road, and both in overtime before – the answer is no, at least in regular
season play. Clark Gillies and Bob Bourne scored overtime goals to win games 1
and 2 of the 1980 Quarter-Finals in Boston.

As a circa 1981 Islander bumper sticker said, "Winning is Fun"

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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