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Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)

40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5,  Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours!   Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Skinny on The Isles and Passover

It was the first night of Passover and all through the house...
The youngest was asking 4 questions.

1. Will the Islanders win this series? (Don't know yet; that's why they play the games)
2. When did the Islanders last win a game 5 (Believe it or not, in 1987; they are 0-11 since)
3. When will we know the starting time of game 6? (Patience)
4. Have the Isles ever played on the first night of Passover? (Ask The Skinny!)

Tonight marks the 6th time in Islander history that they will play a playoff game on the first night of Passover.

The Isles are 3-2-0 in the five previous games:

  • Friday 21 April 1978 Lost  2-0 @Toronto  (Game 3)
  • Wednesday 7 April 1982 Beat Pittsburgh 8-1 (Game 1)
  • Monday 16 April 1984 Won 5-2 @Washington (Game 2) 
  • Monday 9 April 1990   Beat the Rangers 4-3 in 2OT on a Brent Sutter goal (Game 3)
  • Wednesday 16 April 2003  Lost to Ottawa 3-1 (Game 4)

The Isles will be looking to make this night different than any other (of the last 11 game 5's) at 8pm tonight.

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