Sunday, October 21, 2007

Forever1940's Stat Trick

1. Coming 48 hours after he became the first Islander captain to record a hat trick in 13 years, Bill Guerin is the first Islander captain to score in overtime since Michael Peca scored with 9 seconds left in overtime in Philadelphia on February 12, 2002 for a 1-0 Islander victory and a shutout for GM Garth Snow. (Yashin also scored in ot that season, but never did so as the captain)

2. Guerin's goal, at 4:56 of overtime, is the latest goal the Islanders ever scored in overtime in a regular season game, breaking a record set by Stefan Persson (4:54) in the Isles' second overtime victory, in 1983. Anaheim's Peter Douris scored against the Isles at 4:59 of overtime in November of 1995.

3. The Islanders have eight "pure" overtime wins over the Devils, plus three more in shootouts. They're "after 60" record is 11-7-16 vs. the Devils, and have more ot goals (8) and ot/so wins (11) against NJ than any other opponent.


Bill Guerin scored his first three goals for the Islanders in their 5-2 win over the Capitals in Washington on Thursday night. It was the ninth regular-season hat trick of Guerin’s NHL career. The Islanders are the sixth different team for which Guerin has recorded a regular-season hat trick, an NHL record. He’s also scored three goals in a game for the Devils (once), Bruins (twice), Stars (three times), Blues (once) and Sharks (once).

Guerin’s only hat trick in the playoffs was for not for any of the six teams for which he’s had one in the regular season. He scored three goals for the Oilers in a playoff game on April 18, 2000.

Four players have had a regular-season hat trick for five different NHL teams: Eddie Shack, Ivan Boldirev, Tony McKegney and Brendan Shanahan.


With the NHL Network now available on iO, local fans will get a chance to relive some of the greatest games in Islander histroy, including some that haven't been replayed over and over.

Take this afternoon for example. At 3pm (ET), NHL Network will re-air the first Stanley Cup Final game in Isles history--game 1 against Philadelphia. Look for Denis Potvin to do something in that game that had never been done before.

(If you need a warm-up, the final game of the 1979 finals between the Rangers and Canadiens will air at 1pm. I don't think that the New Yorkers will fare well in that one.) :)

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