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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