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The Skinny on the Metro Playoff Race -- MAGIC NUMBER IS 5

The Isles' win Sunday afternoon lowered the magic number to 6.  Montreal's OT Loss Sunday night lowered it to 5. Here's w...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Behind the Scenes

Several people referenced Howie's post-game comments on all the stuff I sent him during the game. (Funny, when I started doing this nearly 30 years ago I used to mail information to Jiggs -- real mail -- nobody called it snail mail back then.)

A bunch of what I sent got on the air, both on TV and on Chris King's radio broadcast -- some things did not, in part because they didn't happen.

For example-

  • When Moulson scored the first two (in succession), I sent this note:

Last Natural Hat by Isles: Tavares vs Buffalo 1/15/11

  • Late in the 2nd period, with 7 goals in the bank already:

Club record for combined goals/period is 9 , so we're two short

  • And as the game drew late:

BTW -- Franzen's 5th (2-2-11) was into an empty net  (Franzen was the last NHL player with five goals.)

I did hit a home run with this one (which did get on the air):

No 4 goal games in NHL this season. Last Isles: Kozlov at MSG -- 5 yrs ago tonight.

All in all, a fun night for a statistician, even if the game was 1,400 miles away.



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