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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 25th

16 years ago tonight (1998) – In one of Tommy Salo’s finest moments as an Islander, the Isles were outshot by Philadelphia 46-14 yet sent the Thanksgiving Eve crowd home happy with a 4-2 win over the Flyers. The win extended the Isles’ home unbeaten streak over the Flyers to seven games (6-0-1).

Nemchinov played for all 3 local teams,
and won the Stanley Cup with two of them
Bryan Berard broke a 2-2 tie with 8:03 to play with a power play tally for the game-winner; Sergei Nemchinov added an empty-netter to seal the win.  Trevor Linden and Robert Reichel each had two assists for the Isles, who netted three power play goals as they raised their record to 10-11-0.

Unfortunately for Isles fans, they were the wrong two!

Nemchinov (far right) won the 2000 Stanley Cup with NJ

Islander coach/GM Mike Milbury told the NY Times’ Steve Popper: “Our goaltender was outstanding and our power play did the trick… I thought Salo was the best player on either team tonight.”  

Also on this date: (1986) – Kelly Hrudey made 30 saves and the Isles supported him with goals from five different players as they improved to 9-3-0 at the Coliseum with a 5-1 win over Pittsburgh.

All-time, the Isles have played eleven November 25th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 3-7-1 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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