Monday, March 14, 2016
It's been 25 years since the Isles did what they did tonight
The complete Skinny will follow but this one is too good to wait.
The Isles trailed 2-0 tonight, until Kyle Okposo's goal got them on the board at 12:50 of the third period. According to the geniuses at Elias Sports Bureau, this is the latest that the Isles have trailed by 2 goals in a game they won in regulation since January 13, 1991.
That night, the Isles trailed 3-1 in Quebec, before rallying for three in the final 5:40 for the win.
Here's the boxscore:
1 - NYI : Ferraro 11 (Volek) (EV) 5:39
2 - QUE : Lapointe 2 (Kimble, Pearson) (EV) 6:22
3 - QUE : Fogarty 9 (EV) 8:28
4 - QUE : Hrkac 9 (EV) 8:56
5 - NYI : Sutter 16 (Flatley) (EV) 14:20
6 - NYI : Wood 15 (Volek) (EV) 17:59
7 - NYI : King 8 (EV) 18:34
That win gave the Isles 38 points (16-23-6); tonight's win gave them 38 wins (38-21-8).
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