Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours! Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
New captain...great start
The Isles are 3-1-0 under new captain Mark Streit. It's only the fourth time in club history that they have started this strong (thru 4 games) with a new captain.
The others -- probably not who you thought:
Brent Sutter (3-1-0), Michael Peca (4-0-0), Bill Guerin (3-1-0)
Two likely answers to this question were both wrong:
The winningest captain (regular season) was Clark Gillies but the Isles went 2-1-1 in the first four after he replaced Ed Westfall in 1977.
Potvin's Cups began when he was named Captain to begin the 1979-80 season. However, the Isles went 1-3-0 to start that season and were below .500 in early January before things got better ... much better.
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