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The Skinny: Toronto 4, Isles 3 (SO)

"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 62 Toronto 4, Isles 3 (SO) Auston Matthews scored the tying goal was 3:29 to play and Tyler Boza...

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The Skinny on All Those Power Play Goals (and a Bertuzzi tie-in to boot)

The Isles scored their four power play goals in a span of 3:37; the first three of those goals came just 2:05 apart.  Best I can tell it's the FIRST TIME IN ISLANDER HISTORY THAT THEY HAVE SCORED THREE GOALS ON A MAJOR POWER PLAY, let alone four.

While they are the fastest four PP goals the Isles ever scored, it's not close to the fastest three.

November 23, 1996

New York Islanders 3 @ Phoenix Coyotes 3

First Period
1 - NY Islanders : King 11 (B Berard, Smolinski) (power play) 7:34 
2 - NY Islanders : Palffy 13 (Smolinski, B Berard) (power play) 7:58 
3 - NY Islanders : B Berard 1 (Green, King) (power play) 8:21 

(3 PP goals in 47 seconds)

These goals didn't come on a major -- rather they were on a series of minor penalties 1:21 apart.  The first minor came when Keith Tkachuk instigated a fight with the Isles' Derek Armstrong.  Who got thrown out of the game on that play?  Todd Bertuzzi (Tyler's uncle), for being the 3rd man in.

PHO - Tkachuk (instigator, fighting major, misconduct) 5:58 ; NYI - Armstrong (fighting major) 5:58 ; NYI - T Bertuzzi (game misconduct) 5:58 ; PHO - Finley (high sticking) 7:19 ; PHO - Khabibulin (high sticking) 7:19 ;

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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