Saturday, February 20, 2016
Cizikas' goal is earliest ever in Isles 1-0 win
It took a little digging to confirm, but Casey Cizikas' goal at 1:59 of the first period tonight was the earliest in any of the 19 1-0 wins in Isles history.
In fact, it wasn't even close.
In the first 1-0 win in franchise history, on January 13, 1976 vs. Detroit, Clark Gillies scored 6:49 into the first period; 27 Chico Resch saves later, the Isles had a 1-0 win.
That was the only time the only goal in a 1-0 Isles win had been scored in the first period...until tonight.
There have actually been more goals scored in overtime of 1-0 Isles wins (3) than in first periods. Six have been scored in 2nd periods and six more in third periods. The Isles have also won two 1-0 games, both against Philadelphia, in which neither team scored until the shootout.
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