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Sunday, November 02, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 2nd

5 years ago tonight (2009)- Brendan Witt scored twice in the second period for his only career multi-goal game, breaking a 1-1 tie as the Islanders went over  NHL-.500 for the first time in the Scott Gordon era with a 3-1 win over Edmonton. It was Witt’s first goals since scoring on January 22, 2008 against Carolina and the final two goals of his NHL career.
"I got fortunate," Witt said. "The first one kind of caught Khabibulin. I don't think he was ready. The second one, I think it went off one of their guys. You never know what happens when you throw the puck to the net."

Brendan Witt

John Tavares had the other Islander goal.
Dwayne Roloson made 22 saves as he defeated the team he had led to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007. Roloson raised his record on the season to 4-1-3.

NHL.com has all the highlights: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20092010,2,195&lang=en

Also on this date: (2013) - Kyle Okposo assisted on all three goals, including a magnificent set-up for Thomas Vanek’s first goal as an Islander as the Isles completed a four-point weekend with a 3-1 victory over Boston. 

All-time, the Isles have played ten November 2nd games at the Coliseum and finish with a 6-4-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.

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