Tonelli completed his historic night when he hit the empty net with 42 seconds to play. He told Newsday’s Pat Calabria, “I couldn’t believe it… that was the first thing. Right now, I’m just trying to take it in.”
Bossy told the NY Times' Parton Keese: ''It's great to see someone who works as hard as Johnny does get what he deserves. 'I'm proud to say I now have two linemates who have scored five goals in a game.'
(The other 5-goal game, by Bryan Trottier in 1978 was featured on #ItHappened last month)
Here's some additional coverage from the NY Times:
The historic boxscore:
|1 - NYI : Tonelli 10 (Bossy, Trottier) (EV) 10:06 |
2 - NYI : Trottier 13 (Potvin D, Bossy) (PP) 15:48
|3 - NYI : Tonelli 11 (Langevin, Bossy) (EV) 1:43 |
4 - TOR : Vaive 19 (Sittler, Hotham) (EV) 19:59
|5 - NYI : Tonelli 12 (Bossy, Persson) (EV) 1:53 |
6 - TOR : Ellis 2 (Farrish, Boschman) (EV) 9:56
7 - TOR : Vaive 20 (Farrish, Hickey) (EV) 16:06
8 - NYI : Tonelli 13 (Trottier, Bossy) (EV) 17:02
9 - NYI : Tonelli 14 (Bossy) (EV-EN) 19:18
For a fan's perspective on the historic game, check out http://tmblr.co/ZyzCks1ZyFqwu
Also on this date: (2014) – John Tavares recorded a hat trick and Ryan Strome scored his first NHL goal as the Isles beat Dallas 7-3.
All-time, the Isles have played eleven January 6th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 7-4-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.