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Saturday, November 04, 2017

The Skinny on: Multiple Power Play Goals in Consecutive Games

The Isles have scored at least 2 power play goals in three consecutive games for the first time (single season) in the John Tavares era.  It last happened on November 22-24-26, 2008 (2 at Buffalo, 2 at Montreal, 2 vs. Pittsburgh)  The Isles also did it in the final game of Tavares' rookie season and the first two games of the 2009-10 campaign.

However, only 5 times have the Isles managed to score multiple power play goals in at least four consecutive games:

5 games:  February 7 - 16, 1982 (games 9 - 13 of 15-game win streak)
4 games:  October 16-23, 1982
4 games:  October 20-27, 1984
4 games:  November 7-16, 1990
4 games:  December 29, 1991 -  January 4, 1992

So if the Isles can get 2 power play goals vs. Colorado on Sunday it will be the first time in 25 years, and bring them within one game of a club record that has stood for 35 years.

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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