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Hitchcock joins legendary Islanders boss Al Arbour, who led New York to four consecutive Stanley Cup victories between 1980-83. Hitchcock, however, accomplished the feat in his 1,456th game, compared to Arbour’s mark of 1,607 contests.
The two men ahead of Hitchcock on the all-time list are current Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville (853) and the untouchable Scotty Bowman (1,244).
Hitchcock will have a chance to move into sole-possession of third place Wednesday in Nashville.