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Sunday, February 09, 2020

The Skinny on the 700 Club

The Isles have allowed 3 of the last 5 "700th" goals; the other two were allowed by a goalie who would later play for the Isles.

Rank Date             Tm Opp Scorer Goalie Per. Time Strength Arena Name
1 2014-03-01 NJD@NYI W Jaromir Jagr Evgeni Nabokov 2 03:31 EV Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
2 2003-02-10 DETVsSJS W Brett Hull Evgeni Nabokov         2 16:54 EV Joe Louis Arena
3 1997-12-14 PHXVsDET T Mike Gartner Chris Osgood 1 10:41 EV America West Arena
4 1991-01-03 LAK@NYI W Wayne Gretzky Glenn Healy 1 11:48 EV Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
5 1987-10-31 NYR@NYI L Marcel Dionne Kelly Hrudey 3 19:27 PP Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

(The last to so do that did not involve a present or future Isles goalie was Phil Esposito, who scored his 700th goal for the Rangers, against the Caps at the Cap Center on 2/2/1980.   Wayne Stephenson was in net for Washington.)

(h/t to Hockey-Reference for this table!)

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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