Sunday, October 31, 2010
First time (in a) long time -- penalty minutes
The Isles drew 4 misconduct/game misconduct penalties last night in Philadelphia. Old-time hockey, indeed.
It's the first time since the famed "goalie fight" game against the Rangers (4/4/1998) that the Isles have had 4 players accumulate at least 10 minutes in penalties in the same game.
In that game, seven Isles received at least 10 penalty minutes:
The Isles recorded 73 penalty minutes last night (according to the game sheet) or 71 pen mins (according to the stats search on NHL.com) Either way, it's the 2nd highest total in the NHL this season (Anaheim had 78 vs St. Louis on Oct 11)
The Isles had 71 pen minutes against Buffalo on October 13, 2008, but they haven't had more penalty minutes in a game since drawing 129 minutes in the above-referenced goalie fight game.
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