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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 19th

37 years ago tonight (1977) – In one of the more lopsided wins in Coliseum history, the Isles built a 5-0 lead before the game was 14 minutes old and went on to a 9-2 laugher over Vancouver.  

1 - NYI : Persson 2 (Trottier) (EV) 2:18 
2 - NYI : Bourne 2 (Harris, Kaszycki) (EV) 3:39 
3 - NYI : Trottier 14 (Bossy, Gillies) (PP) 5:23 
4 - NYI : Bossy 15 (Persson, Trottier) (PP) 11:19 
5 - NYI : Drouin 2 (Potvin J, Parise) (EV) 13:51 

Clark Gillies and rookie Mike Bossy each scored twice for the Isles; Bossy’s pair gave him a league-leading 16 goals on the season.  Bryan Trottier had five points (1-4-5), raising his league-leading total to 34 points.

Overall the Isles recorded 6 goals and 10 assists in the first period, setting a then-team record with 16 scoring points in a single session.

Billy Smith stopped Ron Sedlbauer on a penalty shot.  It was the first opposing penalty shot in a regular season game in Coliseum history.

The Canucks' original logo --saw it for years before I
realized that the blue background forms the letter C

Also on this date: (1985) – Mike Bossy scored two goals and added three assists as the Islanders beat Philadelphia 8-6, snapping the Flyers' 13-game win streak.

All-time, the Isles have played six November 19th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 5-1-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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