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Sunday, February 07, 2016

The Skinny on the Isles and Super Bowl Sunday

This is the 8th time in Isles history that they have played on Super Bowl Sunday.   The Isles are 1-3-3 in SB Sunday games, including 0-2-1 at home.
Ironically, the only Islander win came in a game vs Edmonton in 1983. The Isles raced to a 4-0 lead and defeated the Oilers 4-2 in Edmonton in a game that started after the Super Bowl.
The last time the Isles played on Super Bowl Sunday was three years ago.  One current Islander had a big day – Steve Bernier scored twice as the Devils beat the Isles 3-0. It was Bernier's first 2-goal game as a Devil, marking the fifth different time for which he had recorded a 2-goal game.
The complete list:
·         VII January 14, 1973 Miami Dolphins14–7 Washington Redskins Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum    (Isles lost 2-1 to St. Louis at the Coliseum)
·         IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh Steelers 16–6  Minnesota Vikings Tulane Stadium (Isles lost 4-3 in Toronto)
·         XVII January 30, 1983 Washington Redskins 27–17 Miami Dolphins Rose Bowl (In a Stanley Cup Final preview, Isles won 4-2 in Edmonton)
·         XXIV January 28, 1990 San Francisco 49ers 55–10 Denver Broncos Louisiana Superdome  (Isles and Devils tied 4-4 at the Coliseum)
·         XXV January 27, 1991 New York Giants 20–19 Buffalo Bills Tampa Stadium   (Isles lost 5-4 in OT in Washington)
·         XLI February 4, 2007 Indianapolis Colts 29–17 Chicago Bears Dolphin Stadium  (Isles lost 2-1 in a shootout in Washington)
·         XLVII February 4, 2013   Baltimore Ravens 34-31 San Francisco 49ers Mercedes-Benz SuperDome (Isles lost 3-0 at the Coliseum to New Jersey)

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