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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

An Additional Helping of Skinny

From the geniuses at Elias:

Mark Streit is the first defenseman to register at least three points  (2-1-3) in a playoff game for the Isles since April 6, 1988, when Denis Potvin did it for the 19th and final time, going 1-2-3 in a 4-3 win over the Devils.

Streit is only the third (different) defenseman to score more than one goal in a playoff game for the Islanders.  Potvin did it 11 times; as was mentioned in the broadcast the last one was on May 3, 1983 against the Bruins, when he scored twice in an 8-3 win. The  only other Islanders D-man with a multi-goal playoff game was Stefan Persson, who tallied twice in Game 5 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Final at Philadelphia.

Additional note:

It was the first playoff game since Game 1 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals (5/29/2010) to have at least four goals that tied the score.  (That game, won by Chicago 6-5 over Philadelphia had 5 tying goals: 1-1, 2-2, 3-3, 4-4, and 5-5)
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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