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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
It Happened at the Coliseum … on MARCH 10th
36 years ago
tonight (1979) – The Islanders had five goals scored by centers as they blasted
the Chicago Blackhawks 7-1 in a preview of that spring’s playoffs.
five goals by centerman even more unusual was that Bryan Trottier didn’t score
any of them; Lorne Henning and Wayne Merrick each scored twice while Mike
Kaszycki also scored. “That is really unusual”, Isles coach Al Arbour told
Newsday’s Pat Calabria.
was in the nets for the Isles, who managed only four shots in the first period
before peppering Tony Esposito for 22 shots in the middle session.The always affable Resch might have been a
bit less happy after his pre-game dinner prepared by his wife Diane.Apparently Chico was not much of a turkey
lover, but that was what Diane made.“Why?”, he asked.“Because you
have been playing like one.”Chico had
lost his three previous starts and the Isles were in a 2-3-1 rut heading into
the game.(Chico and Diane are still
married, by the way).
Diane Resch, Chico Resch & Mike Emrick on Chico's night in New Jersey this past fall
It was the
final home game before the trading deadline.The Isles would be quiet at that 1979 deadline – they would make a lot
of noise the following year.
Also on this
date: (2002) – Michael Peca and Roman Hamrlik each scored twice as the Isles
pounded Atlanta 6-1.The Thrashers’ Jiri
Slegr and Daniel Tjarnqvist each had games that they would like to forget, each
going -5.Chris Osgood needed to make
only 18 saves to earn the win.
Isles have played 11 March 10th games at the Coliseum and have compiled a 5-4-2
record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.
The 12th and final March 10th home game is
tonight –as the Isles host the Rangers at 7:00. Make sure you’re there, because
it’s the final regular season Islander – Ranger game at the Coliseum, and
because after tonight, there are only 8 regular season games remaining.