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Friday, November 28, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 28th

22 years ago tonight (1992) – Pierre Turgeon scored the Isles’ first two goals and assisted on the third.  He then let his teammates get involved in the scoring as the Isles pounded the Flyers 9-3 earning a split of a home-and-home series with Philadelphia.

Tom Kurvers added 4 points (1-3-4) as the Isles tallied 27 scoring points (9-18-27). 

The video below has a brief fight between Mick Vukota and Terry Carkner that happened the night before in Philly and then has highlights from a local sportscast of the Isles' win.
(If you know which sportscast it comes from, please let me know!)

The game also featured a lengthy brawl in the first period; Islander rookie Darius Kasparaitis was ejected and also received a match penalty after his fight with Philly’s Kevin Dineen.

Here a look at that Old-Time Hockey, as called on Philadelphia television by Doc Emrick and Bill Clement:

While Kasparaitis received a match penalty, he was not suspended. He received only a $500 fine and a warning for a kick that occurred at the end of this fight. (The kick is out of the camera range)

Steve Thomas told Newsday’s Jim Smith that Turgeon has “…all the abilities to be a Gretzky or a Lemieux-type player. I don't think people realize he's that good. He's great with the puck, an exceptional passer, hard to check one-on-one, sees the ice very well."   By the end of that season, everybody knew.

Also on this date: (1987) -  Mikko Makela scored two goals and added an assist as the Isles beat the Rangers 5-4.  Kelly Hrudey had 20 saves as the Isles outshot the Blueshirts 42-24.

All-time, the Isles have played seven November 28th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 3-4-1 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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