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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Rare company for Nick Leddy

Nick Leddy has recorded three successive multiple point games.  That puts in into some rare company for Islander defenseman as it has only happened 4 times in the last 28 years.

As I noted in The Skinny last night, Alexei Zhitnik was the last to do so, in three straight games from October 20-25, 2005. But Zhitnik is the only other Islander to do so this century.

The other two Isles to do so in the post-Potvin era are, like Leddy, both Americans.

Tom Kurvers did so in 4 straight games, from January 25- February 2, 1992
Reed Larson did it in 3 straight, from February 16-February 19, 1989

So on Saturday in Boston, Leddy will attempt to become the first Isle defenseman in 24 years to match Kurvers' streak.
 
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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