Wednesday, October 08, 2014
It Happened at the Coliseum … on OCTOBER 8th
9 years ago tonight (2005): The Isles played their first home game in 18 months, and defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2.
Jason Blake, Miro Satan and Shawn Bates scored for the Islanders; Eric Staal scored the game’s first and last goals for the Canes.
Rick DiPietro made 42 saves for the Islanders, including 16 in the first period.
Also on this date: (2013) John Tavares scored twice as the Islanders pounded the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 for their most one-sided Coliseum win in 32 months.
All-time, the Isles played five October 8th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 2-3-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.