Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Looks Like a Full House for Isles-Rangers
It looks like the Isles will have their third sellout of the season when the Rangers visit tonight. Scattered single seats were available thru Ticketmaster.
Three sellouts in the first 9 home games may not sound like much, but it's only the third time since the late 80's that it has happened.
In 2001-02, the Isles opened 4-0 on the road and then came home and sold out 4 of the first 8 and 5 of the first 10 games.
In 2007-08, the Isles sold out the home opener, the Columbus Day matinee and Al Arbour's 1500th game for three sellouts in the first 7 games.
With tonight's expected sellout, the Isles will have drawn 117,131 to the first 9 games (13,015 average). The Isles drew 96,957 (10,773 average) for the first nine games a seaosn ago, an increase of 20.8%.
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