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Monday, December 01, 2014

It Happened at the Coliseum … on DECEMBER 1st

It Happened at the Coliseum … on DECEMBER 1st
41 years ago tonight (1973) – Billy Smith was voted the game’s #1 star, but it wasn’t enough as the Isles fell 2-1 to Philadelphia before a sellout crowd at the Coliseum.  Billy Harris had given the Islanders a 1-0 first period lead but Orest Kindrachuk and Jimmy Watson scored 1:16 apart in the second period to turn the game in Philadelphia’s favor.  Smith finished with 30 saves.  Ed Westfall led the Isles with six shots on goal.


Smith's mini-locker, distributed last week

Also on this date: (2007) -  Kari Lehtonen made 33 saves and Ilya Kovlachuk had the winning goal in the opening minute as the Atlanta Thrashers blanked the Isles 4-0. "It was an all-star goal," Islanders forward Mike Sillinger said. "We had all our coverage. He made a great move."

There weren't many highlights (certainly from an Islander perspective) but JP Dellacamera had the calls on SportSouth:




All-time, the Isles have played five December 1st games at the Coliseum and finish with a 0-5-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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