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Sunday, March 17, 2013

12 Isles with Points -- From the geniuses at Elias

Elias notes this morning that 12 different players recorded one point each for the Isles last night. That tied the franchise record for most players with a goal or an assist in a game in which no Islanders player registered more than one point. The only other game in which they had 12 players with one point but no multiple-point men was a 5-4 overtime loss at Philadelphia on Nov. 17, 1985. Among the Islanders with one point in that game were future Hall of Famers Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and Pat LaFontaine.

(I wonder why they chose those tree and not Neal Coulter and Mark Hamway, who also had assists that night.)  :)

Also -- because it seems like a lot of "first goals" come against the Isles:

Elias noted that Tampa got first goals last night from Tyler Johnson and Ondrej Palat. It was the first time in franchise history that the Lightning had two players score their first NHL goal in the same game.

It's the 4th time it's happened in the NHL this season, including Andre Benoit and David Dziurzynski fro Ottawa against the Isles on Feb. 19).

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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