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The Skinny: Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2

"The Skinny"   By Eric Hornick Semi-Finals Game 4 Isles 3, Tampa Bay 2 Best-of-7 series tied, 2-2 The Islanders built a 3-0 lead i...

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Additional Skinny Point

#1 Overall, Times Three

Each of the last three #1 overall picks played in this game, with John Tavares skating for the Isles with Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins skating for the Oilers.  It's the first time since 1990 that the last three #1 picks, all forwards, played in the same game.  In the 1990-91 season, Minnesota (with Mike Modano) faced Quebec  (with Owen Nolan and Mats Sundin).

In 2005-06, Washington and Pittsburgh played games with Alex Ovechkin playing for Washington and Marc-Andre Fleury and Sidney Crosby playing for Pittsburgh.

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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