Anders Kallur, an important piece of the Dynasty era (and now a scout for the New York Rangers), made his NHL debut as the Isles scrambled their lineup following a series of injuries left Denis Potvin, Bobby Nystrom and Bob Bourne all out of the lineup.
Also on this date: (2010) - Milan Jurcina scored his first two goals as an Islander in a 4:55 span of the second period to break a scoreless tie as the Isles defeated Colorado 5-2.
Jurcina, after his two goal game
All-time, the Isles have played ten October 16th games at the Coliseum and have compiled a 6-1-3 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. The eleventh and final October 16th home game is tonight –as the Isles host San Jose at 7:00. Make sure you’re there, because after tonight, there are only 39 regular season games remaining.
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