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Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)

40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5,  Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours!   Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

It Happened at the Coliseum

My daily look back at this day in Coliseum history marches on...I haven't been sending daily emails about it, but you can find it each day at 7:40am (thanks, Coach) on http://www.nyiskinny.com/

However, the next 4 days have some special moments...

Today (1/21): 1982 - The Isles begin their 15 game winning streak (yada, yada, yada).  Also (2012) - a blogger makes the mistake of not including John Tavares in his Top 25 under 25.
Tomorrow (1/22): 1976 - The only hat trick by an Islander defenseman not named Denis Potvin -- and what that "trick"-ster did for me.
Friday (1/23): 1973 - Nixon ends the war, and the Isles celebrate with a home hat trick...and a rare win.
Saturday(1/24): 1981 - A twitter handle is born: @Bossy5050

Enjoy the All-Star Break!
 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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