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Sunday, November 16, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 16th

1 year ago tonight (2013) - Casey Cizikas and Brock Nelson scored goals 80 seconds apart in the second period, sandwiching a Johan Franzen goal to get the Isles even through two periods; the Islanders then dominated the third period and the overtime but they eventually needed a shootout goal from Frans Nielsen to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Military Appreciation Night.  Kevin Poulin earned the win in relief of an injured Evgeni Nabokov; the Isles overcome a tying goal by Pavel Datsyuk with 43 seconds to play.

Casey Cizikas (53) and Matt Martin (17) celebrate

Brock Nelson scoring for the Isles

Here are the game highlights:

Also on this date: (1982) – In a preview of the following spring’s Stanley Cup Final, the Isles defeat Edmonton 4-2, improving their record to 13-6-2 on the season. 

All-time, the Isles have played six November 16th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 4-1-1 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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