Capuano becomes the 4th coach in team history to take over the team at mid-season and coach again the following season.
The others are: Al Arbour (the 2nd time -- replaced Terry Simpson), Rick Bowness (replaced Mike Milbury), and Mike Milbury (2nd time -- replaced Rick Bowness, who had replaced him).
After a 1-8-2 start under Capuano, the Isles went 25-21-8 the rest of the way.
From December 16-March 12, the Isles went 22-14-6 in a 42-game span. Their 50 points in that span was the most in the Eastern Conference.