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...
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Extra Skinny (mainly from others)
From Elias: Isles are first team in NHL history to win consecutive games after trailing by multiple goals with 7 minutes to play in regulation.
From NHL PR: Isles are first team this season to overcome two different two goal deficits (2-0 and 4-2)
From NHL PR: The only other time that the Isles overcame multiple goal deficits in the third period to win consecutive games was on 12/31/1985 and 1/2/1986.
Here's some more details on those wins in 85-86 because they are too good not to share:
12/31/85 @ Detroit - Lane Lambert (yes, the Isles assistant coach) gave the Wings a 4-2 lead before goals from Stefan Persson (10:56) and Paul Boutilier (14:16) forced overtime. Mikko Makela had the OT goal.
1/2/86 vs. Boston - The Isles trailed 3-1 entering the third, but had the game even by the 5:57 mark; each team then scored two more goals before Mike Bossy scored the winner at 17:38 and an empty-netter at 19:43 for his 500th NHL goal.
And inspired by a fan (Steven Siegel):
Leading scorers in 1981-82 streak:
Brent Sutter 15-12-27
Leading scorers in current streak:
The three leading point-getters have combined for 19 goals, matching Trottier's total.
And finally, Brock Nelson's OT goal was his 2nd during this streak (vs. Columbus on October 19th) and 5th of his career. He is only the 5th player in Isles history with five career OT goals:
1. John Tavares 11
2. Josh Bailey 6
Kyle Okposo 6
4. Brock Nelson 5
Thomas Hickey 5
This is the first time in his career that Nelson has scored multiple OT goals in a season. (John Tavares: 4 in 2014-15 and 3 in 2010-11, is the only Islander to ever score three OT goals in a season)
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