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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Trivia Time

As many of you know, I write the weekly trivia questions for #islesTNT.  If you've missed any recently, here they are...  the questions are all together, followed by the answers:

Q1: Of the players drafted by the Isles since 2001, who has scored the most NHL goals?
Q2: Brian Rolston will be the 6th member of the US team that won the World Cup of Hockey in 1996 to play for the Isles.  Name the others.
Q3: The Coliseum was once brand new too.  The 1st goal in the new building was scored by a Ranger.  Who?
Q4: Osgood holds the Isles club record of 66 games in a season.  Three others have played 60 or more at least once.  Who are they?
Q5: Name the 8 players who appeared in a game for the Isles last season that are participating in this week's mini-camp (originally asked in July):
Q6: New Islander Marty Reasoner earned a silver medal for Team USA in 1997 World Jrs.  Who are the 4 other players on that team that later played for Isles?
Q7: (Prior to Grabner finishing 3rd) 4 Isles have won the Calder, but who are the only two Isles to finish 2nd or 3rd?

A1: Newly re-signed Blake Comeau has 56, two more than Sean Bergenheim (40 of 54 as NYI) and three more than John Tavares.
A2: Pat Lafontaine, Mathieu Schnieder, Doug Weight, Bill Guerin, Bryan Smolinski
A3: Current Ranger General Manager Glen Sather scored the 1st goal in the September 27, 1972 Islander-Ranger exhibition game.
A4: Osgood 66, Ron Hextall 65 (1993-94), Tommy Salo 62 (1997-98),  DiPietro has done it 3x -- 63 in 2005-06, 62 in 2006-07 and 63 in 2007-08.
A5: DiBenedetto, Hamonic, Katic, Koskinen, Martin, Niederreiter, Poulin, Rhakhshani
A6:  Mark Parrish, Tom Poti, Wyatt Smith, Mike York
A7: Chico Resch was 2nd in 1976 (Bryan Trottier won Calder);Trent Hunter was 3rd in 2004 (Andrew Raycroft won Calder)  (Grabner also finished 3rd)

How many did you get right???
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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