Have you been keeping up (or perhaps even winning) my weekly trivia questions? The questions are asked by the Isles simultaneously on the team Facebook page and on Twitter (using the hashtag #islesTNT) The team usually has a great prize for the winner --this past week's winners found themselves watching the first of John Tavares' back-to-back four point games!
If you have missed any recent questions, here they are. (The answers are below my signature.) Good luck!
Q1 The first Islander defenseman to be named to the NHL's All Rookie team celebrates a birthday today (August 30). Who is he?
Q2 Who are the 3 Isles coaches prior to Jack Capuano to take over the team during the season & coach the opener the following year?
Q3 We know Nino is youngest to score a goal for the Islanders. Who is the oldest player to score an Islander goal?
Q4 Besides Mark Streit, who are the 3 defensemen to captain the Islanders?
Q5 In honor of Saturday's home opener, who are the 3 Isles goalies to record a shutout in the home opener?
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick
A1 Vladimir Malakhov (191st pick in 1989) made the All-Rookie team is 1992-93. He turned 43 today.
A2 Al Arbour (the 2nd time); Rick Bowness; Mike Milbury (the 2nd time)A3 Ron Stewart 40 years 136 days 11/25/72 @ Pittsburgh
A4 Denis Potvin, Bryan McCabe and Kenny Jonsson
A5 Chico Resch 10/11/75 vs LA, Billy Smith 10/14/82 vs Pitt, Tommy Salo 10/4/97 vs Tor
And for my blog readers only, here's a link to some previous questions: Older Questions