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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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