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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Isles Trivia

Have you been keeping up (or perhaps even winning) my weekly trivia questions?  The questions are asked by the Isles simultaneously on the team Facebook page and on Twitter (using the hashtag #islesTNT)   The team usually has a great prize for the winners.
If you have missed any recent questions, here they are.  (The answers are below my signature.)  Good luck!

Question 1: The #Isles have eliminated the #Penguins in the playoffs 3x.  Who scored the 3 series-clinching goals?
Question 2 (asked in late October) John Tavares has 39% of team's goals (7-of 18).  Who is the only #isles to score at least 20% team's goals over full season?

Question 3:  Who is the only Islander goalie to ever shutout Colorado?

Question 4:  Last night (11/15) Brian Rolston became the 3rd player to play his 1,200th NHL game in an Islander uniform.  Who are the other two?

Question 5: Who are the 3 goalies to play for the Isles and Flyers and also play for their country in the Olympics?

Question 6: (as of last Wednesday) PA Parenteau currently leads the Isles in assists (13), which puts him on pace for a 48-assist season.  Who was the last Isle to have that many?

Question 7: (Asked Tonight): Tavares & Moulson are the first pair of Isles to have multi-point games in the same 3 consecutive games in 11 years.  Who did it in 2000?

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

Answer 1: 1975- Ed Westfall   (1-0 win in game 7),1982- John Tonelli  (6:19 of OT in game 5),1993- David Volek (5:16 of ot in game 7)

Answer 2: Ziggy Palffy (21.2% in 1997-98 and 20.0% in 1996-97).
@Bossy5050 is the best wrong answer, scoring over 19% three times, including 19.9% (60 of 302) in 1982-83.
(As of December 5th, Matt Moulson has 14 of the Isles' 57 goals, which is 24.6%)

Answer 3: Chico Resch, who shutout the Rockies 5-0 on 3/6/1977.  (Both Billy Smith and Kelly Hrudey recorded shutouts against the Quebec Nordiques, before that franchise moved to Denver)

Answer 4:  Ed Westfall and Doug Weight.
There are a number of players who have appeared in over 1200 games who played for the Isles, including at least one (Ron Stewart) who played  for the Isles after appearing in his 1200th game.  One who came close was Bill Guerin, whose last game as an Isles was #1,168 of his career.
Answer 5: Garth Snow (US), John Vanbiesbrouck (US), Tommy Soderstrom (Swe)

Answer 6: Pierre Turgeon - 56 in 1993-94   (As of December 5th, Parenteau is on pace for 56 as well)

Answer 7: Jorgen Jonsson (Kenny's brother) and Mariusz Czerkawski turned the feat: Feb 10/TB -12/Pit -13/@NYR, 2000.

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