Monday, October 8, 2007

Forever1940' Stat Trick

1. The Islanders have opened the season with two straight home selllouts. It's the first time that the Isles have had a game 2 sellout at home against anyone other than the Rangers since the 1980's. (The Isles - Rangers game in 1999 was a Coliseum sellout)

2. With thanks to Elias:

Since 1996, the only other NHL player to score two-or-more goals in each of his team¢s first two games of a season was Markus Naslund, who did that for the Canucks in October 2005.

Only two players had at least two goals in each of their team¢s first three games of a season: Ottawa¢s Cy Denneny, who had a four-game streak to begin 1917-18, the NHL¢s first season, and Quebec¢s Peter Stastny, who started 1982-83 with three consecutive multiple-goal games.>>

3. The loss ends a five-game home win streak over the Caps, longest since winning thirteen straight over Washington from 1978-82. (The Caps were 0-18-1 in their first 19 games on Long Island)

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