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Mike and Dan marvel at the Islanders’ 10 game winning streak, and all the stats and meaning that comes along with it.

They discuss the feeling of watching such a unique event and examine some of the cool and crazy numbers associated with it. Later, they talk about how the team has gotten the respect of other coaches around the league, and how “doing things our way” has taken on a whole new meaning for the franchise.

Finally, they shout out some fans from overseas who have found their way to “the last team on the totem pole.”

Check out our previous episode this week, celebrating 100 episodes of Islanders Anxiety.



REFERENCES

  • Anders Lee talks to ESPN’s Emily Kaplan about the Islanders’ start and what makes the team tick.
  • Here’s the Cal Clutterbuck quote Dan mentions, via Andrew Gross:
    “I think it says that after four extremely mediocre games to the start of the year, it was time for us to kind of look at each other and look in the mirror and decide whether we wanted to give this a go or not.”
  • Some interesting numbers behind the streak from NBC Sports.
  • Arthur Staple gathers some analytical Athletic writers to talk about the team’s (then) nine-game streak.

PLUGS!

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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing theme song: “Force Ten” by Rush


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