Friday, November 25, 2016
The Skinny on Daytime: (Not) Matinee Isles
Today marks the Isles' first afternoon game of the season. Afternoon play has not been good for the Isles' friend in recent years, as they went 3-4-2 in afternoon games last season and 7-10-4 in afternoon games over the last three seasons.
The Isles went 0-3-1 on the road in afternoon games last season.
(All figures are regular season only)
The Isles will play 6 afternoon games this season, including only one at home:
25-Nov-16 @ San Jose (4pm ET, 1pm local)
16-Jan-17 @ Boston (1pm)
11-Feb-17 @ Ottawa (1pm)
5-Mar-17 @ Calgary (4pm ET, 2pm local)
18-Mar-17 Vs Columbus (1pm)
2-Apr-17 @ Buffalo (3pm)
(The NHL considers games starting before 5pm local time to be afternoon games.)
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