Both the Isles and Rangers had nine games to play, but it was the first of those games that would help shape the season—the Good Friday Islander overtime win three nights later on Pierre Turgeon’s 50th goal of the season.
|The Isles would eventually win this banner -- it would hang in the Coliseum for only one season.|
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Here's the overtime from the Isles-Rangers game three nights later from the Garden. I worked with Jiggs/Eddie that night, but all I could find is the Ranger call with Sam and JD.
Also on this date: (1991) – Tom Fitzgerald and Hubie McDonough each scored twice as the Isles ended the home campaign with a 5-3 win over Boston. It would have been hard to believe at the time, but it was Pat LaFontaine’s final Coliseum tilt as an Islander.
All-time, the Isles have played four March 30th games at the Coliseum and finish with a 2-2-0 record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.