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Monday, January 14, 2013
While some have noted the Isles have two lengthy (5 game) road trips, in reality the Isles have one of the easiest travel schedules in the league, at least by mileage.
Isles will travel 12,159 miles (only Rangers-12,048, and Devils-11,659 will travel fewer.
The Isles also have only 7 back-to-backs (only the Rangers - 6- have fewer)
The Isles' mileage is nearly 20,000 fewer than Minnesota, who will travel a league-high 31,345 miles.
Chicago and Detroit will each play a league-high 12 back-to-backs, meaning that 1/2 of their schedule will be played in back-to-backs.
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