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"The Skinny" … on the Openers By Eric Hornick The NHL released the schedule for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday.  It'...

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

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