The New York Islanders are going for a new franchise record tonight in Brooklyn. If they avoid a regulation loss they’ll have the longest point streak in team history.
15 games. That’s the number of games in a row that the Islanders have picked up a point. The team is without a regulation loss since October 11, and a lot has changed over the past 40 days.
In the last two outings, the team was forced to storm back late in the game in order to force overtime to keep the streak alive. Most importantly, they won both games giving themselves a 14-0-1 record in their last 15.
Last year, only two teams were able to hit 16 games in a row or more with a point streak and it was Tampa Bay and Boston, two perennial winning teams.
To think of all the glory years this franchise has seen since its inception, and that it’s never been done is almost crazy. The 2019-2020 Islanders are going to be brought up in the same sentence as the dynasty teams when talking about regular season moments, especially if they secure a point tonight in Brooklyn.
The Isles have Thomas Greiss going in net, and he’s won his last seven decisions posting a .938 save percentage and a 1.98 goals against average so far this season.
Buckle up Islanders fans, tonight can be a historic one in franchise history.
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