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Sunday, November 09, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on NOVEMBER 9th

38 years ago tonight (1976) - Bob Bourne scored two goals and six other Isles also scored as the Isles trounced the Detroit Red Wings 8-1.  Bryan Trottier scored his first goal of the season as the Isles won their fourth straight game, extended their unbeaten streak to six, and gave the Isles an 8-point lead over Philadelphia in the Patrick Division.

The Isles wore their orange third jerseys when Bob Bourne entered the Islander Hall of Fame

The Isles bombarded the Red Wings with 47 shots; Ed Giacomin made 39 saves in the Detroit net.



Despite the win, and despite increasing his record to 6-1-1 and decreasing his goals against average to 1.63, Chico Resch was not satisfied with his own play.  “I had a lot of help from the defense”, he told Newsday’s Pat Calabria. “If I had been on the other end of the ice, the score might have been 16-1.”

Also on this date: (1985) – Mike Bossy scored the winning goal in the second period as the Isles, behind Kelly Hrudey, defeated the Devils (and Chico Resch) 3-2.


All-time, the Isles have played only five November 9th games at the Coliseum (none since 1993) and finish with a 3-2-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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