While the Isles have played almost all of their 3,628 NHL games wearing either White or Blue, they have played games in Orange and in Black...
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Back to work
A couple of folks have tweeted me this week about all the off days.
The Isles played only 9 times in the first 28 days of the season; they will play the remaining 73 over the next 157.
The Isles have had 4 consecutive off-days twice this season. It happens again only once more -- during the All-Star break, when they go between January 24th and 31st without games.
Other than All-Star, the Isles will have 3 consecutive off days only twice more this season -- both in March.
They are off March 5-6-7, and again March 21-22-23.
One benefit of those few consecutive off days is that they play relatively few back-to-backs this season (12). The first of those is a Thanksgiving weekend home/home with New Jersey.
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