Holy Roli! Stat Trick: New York Isles 4, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (OT)

November 24th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Dwayne Roloson made a franchise record (and career high) 58 saves as the Islanders beat the Leafs, 4-3 in overtime at the Air Canada Centre.  With the win, the Isles complete the franchise record-tying seven-game road trip with a 3-2-2 record.  On to the trick: 1. Roloson's 58 saves broke the club record of 56, set by Rick DiPietro in a shootout loss to the Rangers in 2007.  The 61 shots allowed by the Islanders broke a club record that had stood for 37 years and one day—the Isles allowed 60 shots to the Flyers on November 22, 1972. 

The 58 saves broke Roloson's personal mark of 53 (set in a 2001 game for Minnesota against Boston) in a regular season game.  Roloson made 54 saves in a double-OT playoff loss to Detroit in 2007. 2. The Isles grabbed a 3-0 lead in the second period on goals by Jeff Tambellini (seventh goal in 15 games), Matt Moulson (team-leading 11th) and Sean Bergenheim (shorthanded), all in a span of 3:13. 3.  Toronto got back into the game with a Phil Kessel second period tally (his 6th in 10 games as a Leaf, and one of his 12 shots on goal) and ...

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