Here's the ceremony, hosted by long-time radio voice Barry Landers.
Tommy Salo made 29 saves in the only 1-0 overtime win for the Islanders in Coliseum regular season history (The Isles also won a 1-0 OT game in the 1979 playoffs).
Here's Howie's call of the winning goal
Also on this date: (1986) – Mike Bossy’s hat trick goal, at 17:32 of the third period, broke a 5-5 tie as the Isles beat New Jersey (and Chico Resch) 6-5. Roger Kortko had tied the game just 1:45 earlier, offsetting a go-ahead goal by a man who would later have his own place in Islander history: Kirk Muller.
|Rare photo: a happy Kirk Muller in an Isles jersey|