It is the 18th new coaching assignment for the Islanders (Arbour, Milbury and Henning each had two stints; I'm not counting Arbour's 1-game cameo in 2007).
The Isles are 6-9-2 in their first game for a new coach. This is the 8th time that the Isles have made an in-season change, and the Isles are 4-3-0 in the first game after the previous 7 changes (including 3 straight wins).
Earl Ingarfeld 1/31/1973 L 5-3 @ Toronto (replaced Phil Goyette)
Al Arbour II 12/9/1989 L 6-5 @ New Jersey (replaced Terry Simpson)
Rick Bowness 1/24/1997 W 5-2 @ Hartford (replaced Mike Milbury)
Mike Milbury II 3/12/1998 L 2-1 Washington (replaced Rick Bowness)
Bill Stewart 1/21/1999 W 5-2 @ Pittsburgh (replaced Mike Milbury)
Lorne Henning II 3/4/2001 W 5-2 @ New York Rangers (replaced Butch Goring)
Brad Shaw 1/12/2006 W 3-2 Vs. Calgary (replaced Steve Stirling)
Jack Capuano 11/17/2010 Tampa Bay (replaced Scott Gordon)
|Butch Goring||10/2/1999||L 4-2 @ Tampa Bay|
|Peter Laviolette||10/5/2001||W 3-2 @ Tampa Bay|
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