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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Grabner'/Nielsen's shorties

Michael Grabner's goal last night was his 5th SH goal of the year. "PuckDaddy"
noted that he is just two shy of the NHL record, set by Jordan Staal (7) in
2006-07.

Only three rookies in NHL history have scored more than 5 SH goals:

Jordan Staal (7) 2006-07 Pittsburgh
John Madden (6) 1999-00 New Jersey
Gerry Minor (6) 1980-81 Vancouver

Prior to this season, only 13 times in Isles history had a player scored as many
as 5 SH goals. It had been done by 10 players, including Butch Goring three
times and Bob Bourne twice.

This season, both Grabner (5) and Frans Nielsen (6) have both tallied five
shorthanded goals.

Isles with 5+ Shorthanded goals in a season
Bob Bourne 1980-81 7
Shawn Bates 2002-03 6
Lorne Henning 1976-77 6
Anders Kallur 1980-81 6
Frans Nielsen 2010-11 6
Michael Peca 2001-02 6
Bob Bourne 1983-84 5
Butch Goring 1983-84 5
Butch Goring 1982-83 5
Butch Goring 1981-82 5
Michael Grabner 2010-11 5
Benoit Hogue 1993-94 5
Marty McInnis 1993-94 5
Ralph Stewart 1973-74 5
Bryan Trottier 1984-85 5

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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