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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