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"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 21 New Jersey 5, Isles 4 Curtis Lazar scored with 23 seconds to play in regulation to cap a thre...

Monday, April 02, 2012

Cappy's done it before...

That all defense lineup that Capuano used in the 2nd period is actually something he's tried before, according to Sound Tiger beat-man extraordinare Mike Fornabaio.

He used it in a 2007 game in Bridgeport -- Wade Dubielewicz was in goal -- two weeks later he was poking the Isles into the playoffs.

Mike also noted in his twitter feed (@fornabaioctp) that Cappy had told him he had done it in the ECHL as well.

By the way, Bridgeport's magic number for clinching a playoff spot is 3 -- could happen as early as Wednesday, and their magic number for clinching the division is 9 (the AHL season goes a week longer than the NHL season).  The Sound Tigers have won five straight, with Kevin Poulin stopping 183 of 197 in the five games.  Poulin was 7-12-0 when the calendar turned, but is 15-5-4 in 2012.

Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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