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Friday, September 04, 2020

The Skinny: Philadelphia 5, Isles 4 (2-OT)

"The Skinny"

By Eric Hornick

Eastern Conference Round 2 Game 6
Philadelphia 5, Isles 4 (OT)
Best-of-7 series is tied, 3-3
Ivan Provorov scored  the winning goal 15:03 into double-overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers evened their series with the Isles at 3-3 with a 5-4 win in game six of their Round 2 series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.  

After trailing 2-0, the Isles scored three times in a 6:33 span to take a 3-2 lead; Mathew Barzal gave the Isles a 4-3 lead late in the second period, but Scott Laughton scored midway through the third to create the marathon.

The final game in the Toronto Bubble will be played at 7:30 on Saturday; the winner will advance to Edmonton to face the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.

The Scoring: 
1st Period
Kevin Hayes (4) Travis Konecny (7), Robert Hagg (3) 10:16 PHI 1,NYI 0
James van Riemsdyk (2) Jakub Voracek (5), Travis Sanheim (6) 11:52 PHI 2,NYI 0
Derick Brassard (2) Devon Toews (6), Brock Nelson (6) 16:33 PHI 2,NYI 1

2nd Period
Matt Martin (4) Cal Clutterbuck (2) 01:24 PHI 2,NYI 2
Anders Lee (7) Mathew Barzal (8), Jordan Eberle (7) 03:06 PHI 2,NYI 3 PPG
Michael Raffl (4) Nicolas Aube-Kubel (1), Ivan Provorov (5) 13:21 PHI 3,NYI 3
Mathew Barzal (5) Derick Brassard (5) 19:30 PHI 3,NYI 4

3rd Period
Scott Laughton (5) Claude Giroux (7) 09:53 PHI 4,NYI 4

OT
No Goals

2nd OT
Ivan Provorov (3) Kevin Hayes (9) 15:03 PHI 5,NYI 4

The Series (Series tied 3-3)
Game 1: Isles 4 Philadelphia 0
Game 2: Philadelphia 4 Isles 3 (OT)
Game 3: Isles 3 Philadelphia 1
Game 4: Isles 3 Philadelphia 2
Game 5: Philadelphia 4 Isles 3 (OT)
Game 6: Philadelphia 5 Isles 4 (OT)
Game 7: Saturday, September 5th   7:30pm

The Skinny
This was the third-longest game in Isles history (Quine 36:00, LaFontaine 68:47) and the longest-ever won by the opponent … Nick Leddy played his 41st playoff game as an Islander without being penalized, extending his own club record...The Isles finished with 53 shots; it's the most shots that they have had in a playoff game since April 20, 1993 vs. Washington (club record 61). …The Isles have been shorthanded only 11 times in the series; they have killed all 11 Flyer power plays……Carter Hart is the fifth active goalie to win multiple games to stave off elimination before his 23rd birthday; Semyon Varlamov did that four times with Washington in 2009, while Matt Murray (PIT) and Braden Holtby (WAS) each did so twice…After going 22 playoff games without an assist, Cal Clutterbuck had a helper for the second straight game. Matt Martin scored that goal- it was his 4th of this year's playoffs after having scored only one previously… The Isles have outscored the Flyers 10-3 in the third period after outscoring the Caps 7-1 in the third period; the Isles have allowed only two third period goals in their ten wins this post-season and lead the NHL with 21 third period goals in this year's playoffs…The Isles now have 10 power play goals in the playoffs (most since they had 12 in 1984).

It's More Than Hockey
Oskar Lindblom played over 17 minutes for the Flyers in his first appearance since being diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma in December.

Overtime Facts
The Isles have lost three overtime games in a series (and in a playoff year) for the first time in their history.
The Isles lost an overtime game when a win would have clinched a series for the second straight game and only the third time in their history (April 29, 1978 – Game 7 vs. Toronto)
The Isles have lost consecutive games, both in OT, for the fourth time in their history (1985 vs Washington, 1993 vs. Montreal, 2016 vs. Tampa Bay
The Flyers are the 32nd team in NHL history to win three overtime games in a series; the 1951 Leafs (vs. Montreal) are the only team to record four overtime wins in a series.
The Isles fall to 7-4 in multiple overtime games, while the Flyers improve to 6-6.

Ones for the Record Books
Matt Martin set a club record (since 1998) for hits in a playoff game -12.  JG Pageau had 10 hits, giving the Isles two players with at least 10 hits for the first time in club history.
Matthew Barzal finished with nine shots, one shy of the club record set by Mike Bossy vs. Toronto in 1978 and equaled by Pierre Turgeon vs. Montreal in 1993.
Three Isles met or exceeded the previous club record for best shot attempt differential (5-on-5) in a playoff game: Barzal was +27, Jordan Eberle was +25 and Devon Toews was +22.  Toews matched the previous record, set by John Tavares in 2015 vs. Washington.  The record goes back to 2010.  (In all situations, Barzal was on for 52 Isles attempts while Eberle was on for 50.)
The Isles finished with a +22 shots differential (53-31); it was their biggest positive differential since April 5, 1984, when they outshot the Rangers 45-18, but lost 3-0 at the Coliseum.

A Special Summer
The Isles have won 10 games this summer. It is their most wins in a single post-season since the Dynasty Era:
1980 -15
1981 -15
1982 -15
1983 -15
1984 -12
2020 -10

Pageau, Pageau, JG Pageau
JG Pageau has 19 goals in 50 career Stanley Cup games. Among active players who have played 49 or fewer games, only Jake Guentzel and Nathan MacKinnon has scored more goals:
Jake Guentzel 25 goals in 45 games
Nathan MacKinnon 20 goals in 39 games
JG Pageau 19 goals in 50 games
Mark Stone 17 goals in 47 games
Mark Schiefele 16 goals in 28 games 
Jamie Benn 16 goals in 47 games

Pageau's 7 playoff goals this summer are the 5th highest in a player's first playoff with the Isles:
Ray Ferraro 13 (1993)
Steve Thomas 9 (1993)
Patrick Flatley 9 (1984)
JP Parise 8 (1975)
JG Pageau 7 (2020)

Pageau Plus
JG Pageau was even and remains +11.

No Isle has finished a playoff year higher than +6 (Benoit Hogue in 1993) in the Post-Cup era. Denis Potvin (team-leading +20) was one of five Isles +16 or better in 1983.

Pageau is one of only six players in NHL +10 or better (Nathan McKinnon +13, Alec Martinez +12, Cole Makar +12, Victor Hedman +11, Mikko Rantanen +11))

Lucky 7's
Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee  and JG Pageau each has seven goals this summer, leaving them fourth in goals by an Islander in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Ray Ferraro 13 (1993)
Steve Thomas 9 (1993)
Bryan Trottier 8 (1987)
Anthony Beauvillier 7 (2020)
Anders Lee 7 (2020)
JG Pageau 7 (2020)

Hey, Josh Bailey
Josh Bailey now has thirteen assists this summer, passing Derek King for most assists by an Islander in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Josh Bailey 13 (2020)
Derek King 11 (1993)
Mathew Barzal 8 (2020)
Steve Thomas 8 (1993)
Pat LaFontaine 8 (1987)
John Tonelli 8 (1985)

Bailey is the only Isle to have four multi-assist games in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era and joins Bryan Trottier (2x), Mike Bossy (2x), Denis Potvin (2x) and Bob Bourne as the only Isles to ever have at least four multi-assist games in one post-season.  (Bryan Trottier had 7 of them in 1982).

Hey, Josh Bailey II
Bailey now has 15 points this summer, passing Derek King for third in points by an Islander in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Ray Ferraro 20 (1993)
Steve Thomas 17 (1993)
Josh Bailey 15 (2020)
Derek King 14 (1993)
Mathew Barzal 13 (2020)

Thanks for the Help
Ryan Pulock and Devon Toews each have six assists this summer, matching the most by an Islander defenseman in a single post-season in the Post-Cup Era.
Ryan Pulock 6 (2020)
Devon Toews 6 (2020)
Roman Hamrlik 6 (2002)
Dennis Vaske 6 (1993)
Vladimir Malakhov 6 (1993)

Brock Best
Brock Nelson now has 13 playoff goals for the Islanders, more than any Isles in the 2000s:
Brock Nelson 13
John Tavares 11
Josh Bailey 10

Elite Eight Again!
The Isles are in Round 2 for the second straight season and third time in the last five years.  In those five years, no Eastern Conference team has advanced to Round 2 more than the Isles.  Tampa Bay, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Washington have also appeared in the Elite 8 three times.

Longest Playoff Shutout Streaks by a Goalie:
Semyon Varlamov 138:17 (8/20-8/26/2020)
Billy Smith  136:59 (4/11-4/16/1980)
Robin Lehner 123:29 (4/16-4/26/2019)
The Isles' team shutout record in post-season play is 182:50, set in April 1979 (all vs. Chicago).

Familiar Foes
This is the 5th meeting of the Isles and Philadelphia in the playoffs (Isles are 1-3 and have won 14 of 31 games): 
1975 Semi-Finals  Flyers won series 4-3
1980 STANLEY CUP FINAL  Isles won series, and Stanley Cup  4-2
1985 Patrick Division Finals  Flyers won series 4-1
1987 Patrick Division Finals  Flyers won series 4-3
2020 Eastern Conference Second Round  Series tied 3-3

2020 is the third straight playoff meeting between the teams that followed the Isles eliminating Washington; the winner of each previous Islander-Flyer series between the teams has at least reached the Stanley Cup Final.

Barry and Al
Barry Trotz is only the 2nd coach to lead the Isles to multiple series wins, joining Al Arbour.  Terry Simpson and Jack Capuano are the only other coaches to lead the Isles to a playoff series victory.

Lou and Bill
Lou Lamoriello has won 28 playoff series as a General Manager, tying him with Bill Torrey for second place on the all-time list. Glen Sather has 41 wins.

Overtime is (Usually) Our Time
The Isles are 35-20 (.636) all-time in overtime, including 19-11 (.633) at home. Both percentages are 2nd-best (to Tampa Bay) in NHL history. The Isles are 1-3 in overtime this season; they have gone 6-7 in thirteen overtime games since 2015.

Overtime vs. Philadelphia
The Isles are 3-4 all-time in playoff overtime games vs. Philadelphia:
05/01/75 @ Bob Clarke     L Phil 2:56 
05/07/75 Vs Jude Drouin W Phil 1:53 
05/13/80 @ Denis Potvin W Phil 4:07 
05/24/80 Vs Bobby Nystrom W Phil 7:11
08/26/20 @(Tor) Philippe Myers  L     Phil       2:41
9/1/20 @(Tor) Scott Laughton L Phil     12:20
9/3/20 Vs(Tor) Ivan Provorov L Phil     35:03

Lead/Tie/Trailed
Game 1: Led: 53:54, Tied: 6:06,  Trailed: 0:00 
Game 2: Led:  0:00. Tied 6:47, Trailed: 55:54
Game 3: Led: 20:06, Tied 27:00, Trailed 12:54
Game 4: Led: 21:09, Tied 38:51, Trailed: 0:00 
Game 5: Led: 14:25, Tied 38:54, Trailed: 19:01
Game 6: Led: 20:38, Tied: 63:17, Trailed: 11:08
Series:   Led: 130:12, Tied: 180:55,  Trailed: 98:57 

Vs Florida:  Led: 120:01, Tied: 58:56,  Trailed 61:03
Vs. Washington  Led  130:12, Tied 120:32, Trailed: 53:44

Playoffs All-Time
The Isles fall to 158-129 in 287 all-time playoff games.  They are 89-48 at home (including 2-5 at Barclays and 5-2 in Toronto) and 69-81 on the road. In this year's playoffs, the Isles are 5-2 when they are the home team and 5-3 when they are the road team.

A Winning Summer
With a record of 10-5 in the playoffs, the Isles are guaranteed to win more games than they lost for the first time in the post-Cup era.  It is the most games the Isles have won in the playoffs since 1984, when they won 12.

Coach Trotz
Barry Trotz is second among active coaches, trailing only Joel Quenneville, in both wins and games. Trotz' NHL record is 845-618-60-151 in 1,674 games and will begin next season just five wins shy of supplanting Ken Hitchcock as the 3rd-winningest coach in NHL history.

Most Coaching Wins
1. Scotty Bowman  1,244
2. Joel Quenneville  925
3. Ken Hitchcock    849
4. Barry Trotz    845
5. Al Arbour    782

Most Games Coached
1. Scotty Bowman   2,141
2. Joel Quenneville 1,705
3. Barry Trotz        1,674
4. Al Arbour 1,607 

Coach Trotz (Playoffs)
Barry Trotz has now coached 135 playoff games (69-67).  His 69 wins are 15th all time.  Trotz won the Stanley Cup with Washington in 2018; Joel Quenneville (3) and Mike Sullivan (2) are the only active coaches with multiple Stanley Cups.

Most playoff wins by Islander coaches:
Al Arbour 119
Barry Trotz 14
Jack Capuano 10
Terry Simpson 9
Peter Laviolette 4
Ted Nolan 1
Steve Stirling 1

Most playoff games coached (Islanders):
Al Arbour 198
Jack Capuano 24
Barry Trotz 23
Terry Simpson 20
Peter Laviolette 12
Steve Stirling 5
Ted Nolan 5

Most overtime wins/overtime record:
Al Arbour 26 (26-9)
Jack Capuano 4 (4-5)
Terry Simpson 3 (3-0)
Barry Trotz 2 (2-4)
Peter Laviolette 0 (0-1)
Steve Stirling 0 (0-1)

Most playoff series wins:
Al Arbour 29
Barry Trotz 3
Jack Capuano 1
Terry Simpson 1

First Things First
The Isles are 6-2 when scoring first and are 4-3 when allowing the first goal in the playoffs.

The Shots
Isles           10-18-14-9-2=53
Philadelphia  5-8-4-6-8=31

Shots by Game
Game 1: Isles 29, Philadelphia 29
Game 2: Isles 34, Philadelphia 31
Game 3: Isles 29, Philadelphia 27
Game 4: Isles 33, Philadelphia 38
Game 5: Isles 32, Philadelphia 32
Game 6: Isles 53, Philadelphia 31
Series: Isles 210, Philadelphia 188
Vs. Florida: Isles 122, Florida 103
Vs. Washington: Isles 136, Washington 124
Playoffs: Isles 468, Opponents 415

The Isles are 6-2 when they outshoot their opponents, 2-2 when the shots are even and 2-1 when they are outshot. 

In the Nets
Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves but falls to 9-4 in this year's playoffs and 22-17 in his career. He 5-7 all-time in overtime, including 1-3 this year. 
Carter Hart made 49 saves and improves to 9-4 in the playoffs (all this year), including 3-0 in overtime.

Power Plays
The Isles were 1-6 on the power play in 10:24 of PP time; Philadelphia was 0-4 on the power play in 6:42 of PP time.

Power Plays by Game
Game 1: Isles 0-1 (2:00, 0 shots), Philadelphia 0-1 (2:00, 1 shot)
Game 2: Isles 1-3 (4:17, 5 shots), Philadelphia 0-2 (4:00, 2 shots)
Game 3: Isles 1-2 (3:13, 1 shot), Philadelphia 0-1 (2:00, 4 shots)
Game 4: Isles 0-1 (2:00, 9 shots), Philadelphia 0-1 (2:00, 0 shots)
Game 5: Isles 1-4 (7:12, 4 shots), Philadelphia 0-2 (3:27, 2 shots)
Game 6: Isles 1-6 (10:24, 11 shots), Philadelphia 0-4 (6:42, 1 shot)
Series: Isles 4-17 (29:06, 30 shots), Philadelphia 0-11 (20:09, 10 shots)
Vs. Florida: Isles 4-13 (23:55; 15 shots), Florida 4-14 (16:51, 21 shots)
Series: Isles 2-22 (34:26, 29 shots), Washington 4-18 (24:57, 20 shots)
Playoffs:  Power Play: 10-52 (89:27, 74 shots), Penalty Kill 8-43 (61:57, 51 shots)

Three is a Magic Number
The Isles are 8-3 in the playoffs (7-0 in regulation and 0-3 in overtime) when they score at least three goals and 2-2 when they do not. 

Shutting the Door
The Isles are 10-0 when allowing two or fewer goals in this year's playoffs.  (The Isles won 25 straight, and 39 out of 40 games in the Dynasty era allowing two or fewer goals in a playoff game)

One Goal Games
The Isles are 3-5 in the playoffs in one-goal games (2-2 in regulation and 1-3 in overtime). The Isles are 0-0 in playoff games where an empty-net goal turns a 1-goal game into a 2-goal game.

Ice-time Leaders
Isles: Ryan Pulock (36:14);  Philadelphia: Ivan Provorov (38:15)
Josh Bailey led Isles forwards with 30:45 of ice-time 
Isles record by ice-time leader: Scott Mayfield (1-0), Adam Pelech (6-1), Mathew Barzal (2-1), Nick Leddy (1-1), Devon Toews (0-1), Ryan Pulock (0-1) 

Face-offs
Isles 34, Philadelphia 44 (44%).

JG Pageau won 12 of 22 for the Isles; Claude Giroux won 24 of 39 for Philadelphia.  

Face-offs by Game
Game 1: Isles 28, Philadelphia 30 (48%)
Game 2: Isles 31, Philadelphia 27 (53%)
Game 3: Isles 25, Philadelphia 26 (49%)
Game 4: Isles 31, Philadelphia 25 (55%) 
Game 5: Isles 28, Philadelphia 34 (45%)
Game 6: Isles 34, Philadelphia 44 (44%).
Series: Isles 177, Philadelphia 186 (49%)
Vs. Florida:  Isles 106, Florida 127 (45%)
Vs. Washington: Isles 156, Washington 122 (56%)
Playoffs: Isles 439, Opponents 435 (50%)

Hit Count
Isles 73 (Matt Martin -12)
Philadelphia 64 (Scott Laughton -9)

Hits Game by Game:
Game 1: Isles 34, Philadelphia 29
Game 2: Isles 39, Philadelphia 31
Game 3: Isles 36, Philadelphia 33 
Game 4: Isles 35, Philadelphia 39
Game 5: Isles 56, Philadelphia 53
Game 6: Isles 73, Philadelphia 64
Series: Isles 273, Philadelphia 249
Vs. Florida:  Isles 128, Florida 124
Series: Isles 194, Washington 177
Playoffs: Isles 595, Opponents 550

Fights
There were no fights. Playoff total -1  (Lee -1)

Blocked Shots
Isles 29 (Devon Toews and Andy Greene -5)
Philadelphia 31 (Travis Sanheim -5)

For the Analytics Crowd 
Corsi: All situations: Isles 107, Philadelphia 75 
Corsi: 5-on-5 Isles 86, Philadelphia 64

5-on-5 leaders:
Isles:  Mathew Barzal +27
Philadelphia: Michael Raffl +10

Corsi Game by Game:
Game 1 (All) Isles 51, Philadelphia 67;  (5-on-5) Isles 47, Philadelphia 63
Game 2 (All) Isles 71, Philadelphia 53;  (5-on-5) Isles 63, Philadelphia 48
Game 3 (All) Isles 57, Philadelphia 63;  (5-on-5) Isles 54, Philadelphia 56
Game 4 (All) Isles 52, Philadelphia 68;  (5-on-5) Isles 38, Philadelphia 63
Game 5 (All) Isles 60, Philadelphia 79;  (5-on-5) Isles 51, Philadelphia 71
Game 6 (All) Isles 107, Philadelphia 75;  (5-on-5) Isles 86, Philadelphia 64
Series: (All) Isles 398, Philadelphia 405;  (5-on-5) Isles 339, Philadelphia 365
Vs Florida (All) Isles 226, Florida 224;  (5-on-5) Isles 174, Florida 168
Vs Washington: (All) Isles 260, Washington 294; (5-on-5) Isles 190, Washington 212
Playoffs (All)  Isles 884, Opponent 921; (5-on-5) Isles 703, Opponent 745

Scratches
Michael DalColle, Ross Johnston, Johnny Boychuk, Tom Kuhnhackl, Noah Dobson, Andrew Ladd, Otto Koivula, Thomas Hickey, Sebastian Aho, Christopher Gibson
Playoff games lost: 5. 

Post-Season Late Heroes (Final Two Minutes of Regulation, or Overtime)
Mathew Barzal – Game 3 vs. Washington (8/18/20) – 4:28 of OT

Post-Season Late Goals Allowed
Philippe Myers – Game 2 vs. Philadelphia (8/26/20) – 2:41 of OT
Scott Laughton – Game 5 vs. Philadelphia (9/1/20) – 12:20 of OT
Ivan Provorov – Game 6 vs. Philadelphia (9/3/20) – 35:03 of OT

Playoff Challenges
None

Active Islander Playoff Leaders: (As NYI)
Games:
Casey Cizikas 47
Matt Martin 47
Josh Bailey 45
Nick Leddy 41
Brock Nelson 41

Goals:
Brock Nelson 13 
Josh Bailey 10
Anthony Beauvillier 8
Anders Lee 8
Jordan Eberle 7
JG Pageau 7
Mathew Barzal 7
Cal Clutterbuck 5
Matt Martin 5

Assists:
Josh Bailey 22
Mathew Barzal 13
Jordan Eberle 12
Nick Leddy 10
Brock Nelson 10
Devon Toews 10
Ryan Pulock 9

Points:
Josh Bailey 32
Brock Nelson 23
Mathew Barzal 20
Jordan Eberle 19
Nick Leddy 14
Anthony Beauvillier 13

Penalty Minutes:
Matt Martin 48
Cal Clutterbuck 44
Casey Cizikas 42

PP Goals
Mathew Barzal 3
Anders Lee 3
Josh Bailey 2
Anthony Beauvillier 2
Brock Nelson 2 
Ryan Pulock 2
Devon Toews 1
Jordan Eberle 1
Nick Leddy 1

SH Goals
Josh Bailey 1
 
GW Goals
Brock Nelson 4
Anthony Beauvillier 3
Jordan Eberle 2
Josh Bailey 2
Thomas Hickey 1
Mathew Barzal 1
Andy Greene 1
Leo Komarov 1

OT Goals 
Josh Bailey 1
Mathew Barzal 1
Thomas Hickey 1

Goaltending
Thomas Greiss  6-7  2.39 GAA, .923 save percentage
Semyon Varlamov 9-4 2.00 GAA, .921 save percentage

Up Next
ROUND 2- GAME 7 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th – 7:30pm 
ISLANDERS VS.  PHILADELPHIA (AT TORONTO)  
[NBC, 88.7 WRHU-FM, WRCN 103.9FM, ESPN-Radio; 30-minute pre-game and expanded post-game on MSG+]

They are arguably the two most special words in sports: Game 7.  The Isles and Flyers will meet one final time on Saturday.

It will be only the 9th Game 7 in Isles history (3-5).  This will technically be an Islander road game, so eight of the nine will have been on the road.  The Isles are 3-4 in road Game 7s and 0-1 at the Coliseum (Lanny McDonald).  

The Isles have faced only four opponents in a game 7.  The eight previous game 7s are as follows:

26-Apr-75 @ Pittsburgh         QF 1975 1 0 W
13-May-75 @ Philadelphia SF 1975 1 4 L
29-Apr-78 Vs Toronto     QF 1978 1 2 L (OT)
18-Apr-87 @ Washington DSF 1987 3 2 W(4 OT)
02-May-87 @ Philadelphia DF 1987 1 5 L
14-May-93 @ Pittsburgh         DF 1993 4 3 W (OT)
30-Apr-02 @ Toronto CQF 2002 2 4 L
27-Apr-15 @ Washington 1st 2015 1 2 L

This will be the first game seven in a series the Isles led 3-1 and only the second in a series the Isles led 3-2, having gone 10-1 in previous game 6 clinching opportunities.

The Isles are 26-21 when facing elimination, with their last win coming in Game 6 vs. Washington in 2015.

The Flyers are 9-7 all-time in Game 7s, including wins over the Islanders in both 1975 and 1987. 

This will be the third game 7 ever contested in a neutral site; the first two will take place on Friday in Edmonton.

Anthony Beauvillier had the game-winning goal in the clinchers against both Florida and Washington, joining Mike Bossy (1981 and 1983) as the only Isle to do so twice in one year. Martin Gelinas (2004) and Ken Linseman (1984) and the only NHLers to ever do it in three series in one year.

Eric Hornick has been the statistician on Islander home game telecasts since January 21, 1982. Information contained in "The Skinny" has been gathered from various sources.  Follow Eric @ehornick on Twitter & on his blog www.nyiskinny.com.



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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