Dwayne Roloson made 41 saves for his 20th victory of the season as the Isles defeated the Blackhawks for the sixth straight time, dating back to a 3-2 loss on December 10, 2002.
Rob Schremp had two assists, giving him 17 on the season, tying John Tavares for the club rookie lead.
The Blackhawks would go on to win the Stanley Cup three months later.
Here are the highlights with Howie Rose and Billy Jaffe:
Also on this date: (2008) - It was Core of the Four weekend, but the hero was Florida’s Craig Anderson. Anderson made 53 saves as the Florida Panthers blanked the Isles 1-0.
Here's the complete ceremony as it aired on FSN-NY. Deb Kaufman Placey is the host and Jiggs McDonald handles the ceremony.
Here are the game highlights, from FSN- Florida. Steve Goldstein and Islander legend Denis Potvin are on the call.
Before the current incarnation of The Skinny, there was a (much) smaller version called Stat Trick -- here's the notes from that game:
Also on this date (2000): Dave Scatchard, Mike Watt and Olli Jokinen all scored shorthanded goals, tying the franchise record but the Isles settled for a 5-5 tie with Ottawa.