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Happy Birthday, Ed Westfall

  Today is September 19th, which makes it a milestone birthday for the Isles' first captain.   Happy 80th birthday to Islander Hall of F...

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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