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Saturday, November 08, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 8th

34 years ago tonight (1980) – Mike Bossy recorded his second hat trick of the season, raising his total to 15 goals in 15 games, as the Isles beat Chicago 7-3.   Bryan Trottier assisted on all three goals and had a goal of his own as the Isles improved to 7-5-3 on the season.

Bossy’s hat trick gave him five goals in the last two games; he would add 4 goals in the next game in the hottest streak of his 50 in 50 start.  It was the 10th hat trick of Bossy’s career.

Mike Bossy was enjoying a hot streak, even by his standards, 34 years ago.

Bryan Trottier told Newsday’s Tim Moriarty: “Boss is incredible. Just incredible. He’s fun to play with now.  Heck, he’s always fun to play with.”

20-year-old Rollie Melanson improved to 3-0-0; Melanson was with the team because Chico Resch was injured.  Resch would be traded four months later, leading to Melanson’s permanent recall.

Also on this date: (1986) – Patrick Flatley became just the 2nd Islander to score a regular season overtime goal on Coliseum ice as the Isles edged Detroit 2-1.

All-time, the Isles have played nine November 8th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 5-3-1 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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