It took nearly 33 years, but "18" was inducted into the Islander Hall of Fame in 2011.
|Cherry in his more familiar look on Hockey Night in Canada..|
(With thanks to @trottiertobossy, here's how Marv Albert covered the night on WNBC 4-NY)
Also on this date: (2010) - Jon Sim and Mark Streit scored 50 seconds apart in the second period as the Isles broke open a tied game and went on to defeat the Devils 4-2. Ilya Kovalachuk blew one past Dwayne Roloson to get the Devils within one goal early in the third period, but it was a mistake by Kovalchuk that led to a Sean Bergenheim shorthanded goal that produced the final margin.
Here are the highlights with Howie Rose and Billy Jaffe:
All-time, the Isles have played five March 13th games at the Coliseum and have compiled a 2-2-1 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. The 6th and final March 13th home game is tonight –as the Isles host Ottawa at 7:00. Make sure you’re there, because after tonight, there are only 7 regular season games remaining.