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Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)

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...

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)
Atlantic DivisionW-L-OTPtsGFGA

NY Islanders14-10-3318175

New Jersey14-9-2306266

NY Rangers13-10-4308887



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

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