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The Skinny: Columbus 6, Isles 4

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 32 Columbus 6, Isles 4 Josh Bailey recorded his first career hat trick (all assisted by John Tav...

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Isles look to break game 5 streak

In addition to battling the Panthers on Friday, the Isles will be battling history- their own.

The Isles have lost 11 straight game 5s since defeating Philadelphia in game 5 of the 1987 Division Finals.  That was so long ago that it was 3 1/2 years before Jaromir Jagr made his NHL debut.

12-Apr-88 Vs New Jersey DSF 1988 2 4 L
13-Apr-90 @ New York DSF 1990 5 6 L
26-Apr-93 @ Washington DSF 1993 4 6 L
10-May-93 @ Pittsburgh DF 1993 3 6 L
24-May-93 @ Montreal CF 1993 2 5 L
26-Apr-02 @ Toronto CQF 2002 3 6 L
17-Apr-03 @ Ottawa CQF 2003 1 4 L
16-Apr-04 @ Tampa Bay CQF 2004 2 3 L
20-Apr-07 @ Buffalo CQF 2007 3 4 L
09-May-13 @ Pittsburgh CQF 2013 0 4 L
23-Apr-15 @ Washington 1st 2015 1 5 L
 
(The last 10 losses have all come on the road)

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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