Saturday, November 22, 2014
The Skinny on: Last Time First (Place)
The Isles come into tonight's game with Pittsburgh with a chance to tie the Penguins for 1st Place in the Metropolitan Division with a regulation win (although the Penguins will have a game in hand).
It would be the first time in nearly 8 years that the Isles have at least a share of first place this late in the season.
(After the games of Dec 5, 2006)
New Jersey defeated Montreal the following night to knock the Isles out of first place.
(The Isles did have a share of first in late Jan/early Feb 2013 but that was the lockout season and they had only played 7 games at the time)
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