With help from Elias this morning:
The Isles scored 8 goals in a game for the first time since the 9-3 "Fight Night" win over the Penguins on February 11, 2011. The Isles recorded a victory by 7+ goals for the first time since defeating Chicago 9-2 at the United Center on March 25, 2003 and for the first time at home since defeating Edmonton 8-1 on January 22, 1997.
Two other Elias gems:
Okposo and Brock Nelson are the third pair of American-born Islanders with hat tricks in the same season:
Pat LaFontaine and Randy Wood in 1989-90
Jason Blake and Mark Parrish in 2002-03
The home team has won the last 12 Isles-Oilers game, matching the longest current such streak in the NHL (also Toronto/Buffalo).
==>The last road win came on March 13, 2003 when the Isles won 5-2 in Edmonton. Garth Snow picked up the win in the Isles' second game after trading away Chris Osgood and recalling Rick DiPietro.
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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