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"The Skinny" By Eric Hornick Game 21 Isles 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT) Josh Bailey's scored his 5th career overtime goal and added ...

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Boxing Day

If you have good thoughts about the Islanders and Boxing Day, you're right. Particularly when they play at the Coliseum.

The Islanders now have 8 wins, 1 loss and 2 ties in home Boxing Day games. How many did you attend?

26-Dec-78 Vs Toronto 5 1 W
26-Dec-81 Vs Philadelphia 4 2 W
26-Dec-85 Vs Hartford 3 4 L
26-Dec-87 Vs Boston 2 1 W
26-Dec-91 Vs New Jersey 5 5 T
26-Dec-92 Vs New York 6 4 W
26-Dec-93 Vs Buffalo 4 3 Wot
26-Dec-95 Vs Boston 3 3 T
26-Dec-96 Vs New Jersey 4 1 W
26-Dec-98 Vs Boston 4 2 W
26-Dec-06 Vs New York 2 0 W

The Isles are now 3-0 against the Rangers on Boxing Day, winning 2-1 in 1976 at MSG behind Howatt's GWG and 42 saves by Billy Smith, and 6-4 in 1992 at the Coliseum behind 2 Steve Thomas goals. They are 12-7-2 overall on Boxing Day..

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