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Friday, February 13, 2015

It Happened at the Coliseum … on FEBRUARY 13th

33 years ago tonight (1982) - Bryan Trottier rewrote the Islander record book as he scored five goals as the Isles pounded the Flyers 8-2 at the Coliseum for the Isles’ 11th straight win.

Brent Sutter gave the Islanders a 1-0 lead just 66 seconds into play.  From there, it was Trottier’s night as he scored a power play goal to give the Isles a 2-0 lead after 1 period.  There were six goals scored in the second period and all four Islander goals were scored by Trottier.

Hector Marini and Clark Gillies each had a goal and an assist in the third period as the Isles coasted to a win.

It was the second five-goal game of Trottier's career; no Islander has done so since.  Trottier also had a club-record four goals in the second period and a club record four power play goals; both tied NHL records that still stand today.
 
Mike Bossy assisted on all five Trottier tallies as Bryan became the first Islander to ever score five consecutive team goals (a record later tied by Mariusz Czerkawski and John Tavares).

 “My teammates worked so hard to get me those shots”, Trottier told Newsday’s Pat Calabria. “A lot of times I had an open net staring me right in the face.  If I’d missed those shots, I would have banged my head against the wall.”

It was the Isles’ 10th straight home win, tying another club record (they would break the record three nights later).

Here's the historic box score:

First Period

1 - NYI : Sutter B 10 (Gillies, Potvin) (EV) 1:06 
2 - NYI : Trottier 31 (Bossy, Marini) (PP) 9:02 

Penalties - NYI - Marini 6:25 ; PHI - Holmgren 7:27 ; PHI - Linseman 10:45 ; NYI - Sutter D 14:05 ; PHI - Watson 14:05 ; PHI - Holmgren 19:10 ; 

Second Period

3 - NYI : Trottier 32 (Bossy, Potvin) (PP) 1:04 
4 - PHI : Flockhart 25 (Allison) (PP) 5:53 
5 - NYI : Trottier 33 (Bossy, Potvin) (PP) 8:41 
6 - NYI : Trottier 34 (Bossy, Tonelli) (PP) 9:10 
7 - PHI : Propp 33 (Flockhart, Allison) (EV) 10:06 
8 - NYI : Trottier 35 (Bossy, Tonelli) (EV) 18:32 

Penalties - NYI - Lane 2:21 ; PHI - Cochrane 2:21 ; NYI - Potvin 4:27 ; PHI - Cochrane 7:21 ; PHI - Peeters 7:44 ; NYI - Potvin 19:53 ; PHI - Holmgren ( (maj)) 19:53 ; 

Third Period

9 - NYI : Marini 4 (Carroll, Gillies) (EV) 6:15 
10 - NYI : Gillies 24 (Marini, Mcewen) (EV) 11:38 

Penalties - PHI - Marsh 7:24 ; 


Also on this date: (1990) – Eight years to the day later, Trottier scored his 500th NHL goal but the Isles tell to Calgary 4-2.  It was his final regular season goal as an Islander.


Trottier re-tells the story of his goal. Jim Hughson had the call on Canadian television.




All-time, the Isles have played five February 13th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 4-1-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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