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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

12 straight goals allowed

The Isles have allowed 12 straight goals and will need to score first tonight (something they have done 7 times in 17 games this season) to avoid tying the franchise record of 13.

Since Matt Moulson scored at 18:15 of the 2nd period on Thursday to give the Isles a 4-2 lead over Montreal, the Isles allowed:
  • 1 to Montreal (Gionta)
  • 6 to Boston (Bergeron-Horton-Kelly-Ference-Kelly-Chara), and
  • 5 to Pittsburgh (Crosby-Orpik-Malkin-Sullivan-Crosby)
The current scoreless streak stands at 141:45.

The franchise record of 13 consecutive goals allowed was set in February 1973.  After Neil Nicholson's first NHL goal at 14:48 of the second period gave the Isles a 4-1 lead over Toronto, the Isles allowed:
  • 1 to Toronto (Kehoe) on Feb 6 at the Coliseum
  • 6 to the Rangers  (MacGregor, Tkaczuk, Ratelle, Tkaczuk, Fairbairn, Hadfield) on Feb 7 at MSG
  • 6 to the Rangers  ( MacGregor, MacGregor, Hadfield, Ratelle, Harris,Seiling) on Feb 10 at the Coliseum

The streak ended at 12:20 of the first period on February 13 in Philadelphia on a Craig Cameron goal.  (13 goals allowed; 0 Isles goals in 157:32).  The Isles actually led 2-0 in that game before the Flyers rallied -- getting 4 goals from Rick MacLeish and two from Jean Potvin in an 8-2 win over the Isles.

The Isles have never been shutout in three straight games.  They are also trying to avoid falling under NHL .500 for the first time since January of 1978.


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

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