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The Skinny: Columbus 5, Isles 4 (OT)

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 73 Columbus 5, Isles 4 (OT) Boone Jenner scored the first overtime goal of his NHL career just ...

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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