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40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5,  Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours!   Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

History for Visnovsky

Lubomir Visnovsky's assist on Cal Clutterbuck's empty-net goal allowed him to set an unusual Islander record.

The assist was Lubo's third of the night, giving him his first 3-assist game in over 7 years (3-12-07 for LA vs. Edmonton).

At 37 years, 216 days, Visnovsky is the oldest player in Islander history to record three assists in a game.
Best I can tell, the only other Islander to have a 3-point game after his 37th birthday is Doug Weight, who had a goal and two assists on October 9, 2010 in the season-opener against Dallas; Weight was 39 years, 261 days old when we did so.

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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