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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Winless Streaks

By current NHL accounting, the Isles now have an 11-game winless streak (0-10-1).  It's the first time since 1998-99, and the ninth time in franchise history, that they have gone winless in 11.
 
The Isles will need a victory on Saturday to avoid having a winless streak of at least 12 games for the first time since a 14-game skein in 1990.  The Isles eventually made the playoffs that season; with Uwe Krupp's overtime goal costing the Islanders a shot at Jaromir Jagr.
 
Isles winless streaks of at least 11 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)
11 -October 23, 2010 – CURRENT (10 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 Twitter @ehornick

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