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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Longest Islander winless/losing streaks

The Isles return home trying to break a 10-game losing streak (0-9-1).  There is
no difference between a losing streak and a winless streak in current seasons
due to the shootout. However, historically that was not the case.

This is the 12th time in Islander history that they have gone at least 10
without a win (including two multi-season streaks) and the 8th time they have
been charged with 10 straight losses. 


The Isles will need to defeat Tampa to avoid only the 4th losing streak of at
least 11 games in club history, and the club's longest losing streak since
1996.  If the Isles lose to Tampa, they will need to beat Florida on Saturday to
avoid matching the club record losing streak.

Isles winless streaks of at least 10 games:
15- November 21, 1972-December 20, 1972 (12 losses, 3 ties)
14 -February 13, 1990 –March 15, 1990 (11 losses, 3 ties)
12- December 27, 1972- January 16, 1973  (12 losses)
12- February 24, 1974- March 17, 1974 (11 losses, 1 tie; includes 10 straight
losses Feb 28 – Mar 17)
12 -November 22, 1988-December 15, 1988 (12 losses – 8 under Simpson, 4 under
Arbour)
11- March 16, 1996- April 5, 1996 (11 losses)
11 -December 22, 1997- January 12, 1998 (10 losses, 1 tie; includes 10 straight
losses Dec 22 –Jan 10)
11 -December 28, 1998-January 20, 1999 (10 losses, 1 tie)
10- March 27, 1973-October 25, 1973 (0-2-1 to end 72/73; 0-4-3 to open 73/74)
10 -December 4, 2008- December 23, 2008 (9 losses, 1 OT loss)
10 -April 7, 2009 – October 17, 2009 ( 4 losses to end 08/09;  0-3-3 to open
09/10)
10 -October 23, 2010 – CURRENT (9 losses, 1 SO loss)
 
Islander Losing Streaks of at least 10 games
12- December 27, 1972- January 16, 1973  (12 losses)
12 -November 22, 1988-December 15, 1988 (12 losses – 8 under Simpson, 4 under
Arbour)
11- March 16, 1996- April 5, 1996 (11 losses)
10- February 28, 1974- March 17, 1974 (10  losses)
10 -December 22, 1997- January 10, 1998 (10 losses)
10 -December 4, 2008- December 23, 2008 (9 losses, 1 OT loss)
10 -April 7, 2009 – October 17, 2009 ( 4 losses to end 08/09;  0-3-3 to open
09/10)
10 -October 23, 2010 – CURRENT (9 losses, 1 SO loss)

 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
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