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The Skinny: St. Louis 7, Isles 4

"The Skinny"       By Eric Hornick Game 27 St. Louis 7, Isles 4 Ivan Barbashev and Ryan O'Reilly scored second period goals to...

Saturday, January 05, 2019

The Skinny on the Winning Streak

The Isles will be looking for their 6th straight win tonight in St. Louis.

The Isles last won six straight to end the 2016-17 season but it has been a while since they have had a longer streak.

In 2014, the Isles had a 7-game streak but that was over two seasons (last three of 2013-14, first four of 2014-15).  

To find a longer streak you have to go back 29 years - from December 31, 1989 to January 19, 1990 - when they won nine straight games.  That remains (at least until Tuesday), the only single-season winning streak in the Post-Cup era of at least seven games and remains (at least until Thursday), the only 9-game winning streak since the 15-game streak in 1982.

Win Streaks of 6+ Games In the Post-Cup Era
  • 6: March 1988
  • 9: December 1989- January 1990
  • 6: December 1993
  • 6: December 2003
  • 6: Over 2 seasons in 2007
  • 6: February 2008
  • 7: Over 2 seasons in 2014
  • 6: March/April 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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