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Friday, October 24, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum October 3rd-25th

A labor of love? Or just plain crazy?

My "It Happened at the Coliseum" series is now three weeks old...and will continue until May 24th  (hint - the Isles will win that game).

Here's a recap of the series so far:

It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 3rd
(2009): John Tavares made his NHL debut
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 4th
(1997) Tommy Salo became the third Islander goalie to record a shutout in the season opener, as the Islanders blanked Toronto  3-0. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 5th
(2013): Isles built a 2-0 lead heading to the third, only to fall  3-2 in a shootout to Columbus.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 6th
(2007): Mike Comrie scored two third period goals as the Islanders defeated Buffalo 3-2.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 7th
(1972): In the first game in franchise history, the Isles dropped a 3-2 decision to the Atlanta Flames.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 8th
(2005): The Isles played their first home game in 18 months, and defeated Carolina 3-2.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 9th
(1976): The Isles rallied from a 1-0 deficit to defeat Chicago 2-1; Dave Lewis scored a shorthanded goal to tie the game..
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 10th
(1999):  The Isles made Butch Goring a winner is his first home game behind the Islander bench, as they defeated the Colorado Avalanche 4-2.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 11th
(1975): Bryan Trottier made his Coliseum debut a most memorable one, scoring three goals and adding two assists in a 7-0 blanking of the Los Angeles Kings.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 12th
(1972): The Isles reached .500 for the first time in their history with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, evening their all-time record at 1-1-0.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 13th
(2001): After winning four straight on the road to start the season, the Isles came home to host Detroit in the first home game for Yashin, Peca and Laviolette.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 14th
(1982): The Isles raised their third Stanley Cup championship banner as Butch Goring recorded his 13th career hat trick (including 2 shorthanded goals).
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 15th
(1977):  In his first game at the Coliseum, rookie Mike Bossy scored for the second consecutive game as the Islanders defeated Boston 3-1. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 16th
(1979): Helmet-Gate.  The Flames complained that Isles goalie Billy Smith was wearing a white helmet while the rest of the team was wearing blue.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 17th
(1981): Clark Gillies scored two goals as the Isles erased an early Ranger lead and defeated the Blueshirts 5-4 before a sellout crowd at the Coliseum.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 18th
(2001):  Rookie Radek Martinek scored his first NHL goal, in overtime, as the Islanders improved to 6-0-0-1 on the season with a 2-1 victory over Carolina. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 19th
(1985):  Pat LaFontaine plays hero, scoring the winning goal at 19:36 of the third in a win over the Rangers
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 20th
(1979): Billy Harris scored a natural hat trick as the Isles rolled to a 6-1 victory over the Hartford Whalers in the first ever meeting between the teams. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 21st
(2006): Tom Poti scored a power play goal just 23 seconds into overtime as the Isles rallied for a 4-3 win over the Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 22nd
(1988): Derek King scored a goal and added three assists as the Isles pounded Quebec 7-3 at the Coliseum. 
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 23rd
(1975): Chico Resch made 30 saves for his 5th career shutout as the Isles blanked the Stanley Cup Champion Philadelphia Flyers 3-0.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 24th
(1992):  A Hogue-ie hat trick
And coming at 7:40am on Saturday:
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 25th
(2003) – Mario goes -4 as the Isles pound the Penguins 7-2.

Each edition can be found on nyiskinny.com  New editions are posted at 7:40am each day.
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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