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New York Islanders-Florida Panthers Series: By The Numbers

A look at some of the key stats from a hard-fought six games between the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers.

  • 23 — Years since the Isles last won a playoff series prior do doing so this postseason.
  • 1 — Player in team history to score the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation and the game-winner in overtime. His name is John Tavares.
  • 27 — Years since the Isles last won a Game 5, before they did so in the Sunshine State this week.
  • 0 — Prior playoff victories for Isles netminder Thomas Greiss, before he won four in round one.
  • 1991 — The last time a team (Edmonton Oilers) won back-to-back playoff games in overtime, before the Isles did so in Games 5 and 6.
  • 15,795 — A full-capacity crowd arrived at Barclays Center for Game 6 after the Panthers had trouble selling out in Game 1.
  • 14-2 — Isles’ record at home in Game 6’s, with the only losses coming to the Montreal Canadiens in 1977 and Pittsburgh Penguins in 2013.
  • 2 — Points, all assists, for Jaromir Jagr, who has now been held without a postseason goal for 37 consecutive games.
  • 5 — Goals for the captain, Tavares, which ranks first among all playoff performers.
  • 1.79 — Save percentage for Greiss this series.
  • .702 — Playoff overtime winning percentage for the Islanders, which ranks first among all teams in league history.
  • 8 — Consecutive playoff overtime losses for the Rink Rats, after they started off 2-0.
  • 4 — Game 6 was the fourth longest game in franchise history. The Isles have come out on top in all four of their longest.
  • And finally…
  • 4 — Number of wins down for the Isles in their playoff quest.
  • 16 — Number of wins needed to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup.

On to the next round.

Kudos to Isles blogger Eric Hornick of NYI Skinny for many of the above statistics. Inspiration was derived from Japers Rink, a SB Nation blog.


Justin Weiss is a staff editor at Elite Sports New York, where he covers the New York Islanders and Brooklyn Cyclones. In 2016, he received a Quill Award for Freelance Journalism. He has written for the Long Island Herald, FanSided and YardBarker.