Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours! Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Happy anniversary Trotts - "19" goes to the rafters
Today is the 10th anniversary of Bryan Trottier's jersey retirement and him assuming his rightful place in the Islanders Hall of Fame.
Howie hosts the ceremony for "the best center ever to wear the uniform for the New York Islanders" which took place before an Islander 2-2 tie with San Jose before a sellout crowd at the Coliseum.
Relive the entire ceremony here: http://video.islanders.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=2470
By the way, for most other franchises, John Tavares' 4-point period last week against Tampa would be enough to at least share the franchise record. The Isles are not most other franchises. Tavares fell two points short of the club record, which also happens to be the league mark.
Trottier's 6-point period (and 8-point game) is remembered here:
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick