Trottier’s second goal, coming at 15:16 of the second period, was one for the record books, as he became the first player in Islander history to reach 1,000 career points. "These things mean a lot," said Trottier. "I have to think back to all the guys who played with me. Mike Bossy, my friend is No. 1. John Tonelli, and --all the way back--Garry Howatt, Bobby Bourne and Billy Harris. And Greg Gilbert, I can't forget him. They all helped, as did Denis Potvin on the power play so many times. It's a real big thing to me." Perhaps fittingly, Trottier was the 19th player in NHL history to reach that mark. Ironically, Trottier’s milestone goal was scored shorthanded, with Mike Bossy (of all people) in the penalty box.
So what ever became of Lumbard? He now is a part owner of the Regina Pats (WHL), and also owns a funeral home in Regina.
More about Todd here: http://reginapats.com/qcseg and more about his time in the NHL here: http://benchw.blogspot.com/2013/12/todd-lumbard.html
Howie Rose and Joe Micheletti have the call on Big Z's first NHL goal; one of six that he scored in 231 games as an Islander.
Also on this date (19??): The girl of my dreams is born. Happy birthday Diane!
All-time, the Isles have played six January 29th games at the Coliseum and have compiled a 0-3-3 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. The 7th and final January 29th home game is tonight –as the Isles host Boston at 7:00. Make sure you’re there, because after tonight, there are only 19 regular season games remaining.