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The Skinny: Carolina 6, Isles 3 (Carolina wins series 4-1)

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Eastern Conference Round 1, Game 5 Carolina 6, Isles 3 Carolina Wins Series 4-1 School is out. Jack D...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

It's been nine years since....

The Isles will do something they haven't done in 9 years on Thursday, skate on the ice having already clinched a playoff berth.

The Isles clinched a berth in the last game of the season in 2007, so you have to go back to 2004 to find a game the Isles played after clinching a berth. The Isles clinched a playoff berth on April 2 and then tied the Flyers 3-3 in the regular season finale at a sold-out Coliseum.

The Isles last played two games after clinching a berth in 2003, when a Ranger loss to New Jersey clinched the berth for the Isles on April 4.  The Isles then split a pair of games over that weekend.

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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