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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, November 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary Cappy

Today is the 1 year anniversary of Jack Capuano's first game behind the Isles bench.  Capuano replaced Scott Gordon on November 15th after a 4-10-3 start.   Capuano's team lost to Tampa 4-2 one year ago tonight.  The Isles would go 1-8-2 in the first 11 under Capuano before they started their three-month run to respectability in mid-December.

The Isles are 4-8-3 entering play tonight.  They come into tonight's game 1-game over .500 for their history.  They have not been below .500 all-time since 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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