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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

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