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...
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The Skinny on Back-to-Backs
Thomas Greiss is the first Islander goalie in nearly four years to win on back-to-back days.
Jaroslav Halak was the last to do so, on December 19-20, 2014.
That back-to-back set was also the front pair of the last time the Isles swept consecutive back-to-back series (which they have also now done). They last did so on December 19-20, 2014 (Halak/Halak) and January 9-10, 2015 (Halak/Chad Johnson).
The Isles have also won the back-end of all three back-to-backs this season. They last did this (single season) in February/March 2016 [4x]; they last did this to start a season 10 years ago (2008-09; won first four back-to-backs).
This was the first time Greiss started on back-to-back days since March 2-3, 2017.
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