Monday, April 27, 2015
It Happened at the Coliseum … on APRIL 27th
33 years ago tonight (1982) The Coliseum has hosted only one game on this date, a 4-1 Islander win over Quebec in the Wales Conference Finals.
The Isles grabbed the lead in the first period on a Bryan Trottier power play goal. The Nordique in the penalty box will have a much bigger role in tomorrow’s “It Happened” – his name was Dale Hunter.
Butch Goring doubled the advantage with a power play goal of his own in the second period; Isles held a 24-14 shot advantage through 40 minutes as well as a 2-0 lead.
Peter Stastny got the Nords on the scoreboard with a power play tally of his own at 7:02 of the third period, and the game stayed tight until Denis Potvin and Wayne Merrick scored at 13:46 and 15:40 to put the game away.
Marv Albert had the highlights of all 4 Islander goals on NewsCenter 4:
All-time, the Isles have played just one playoff game on April 27th at the Coliseum; they have compiled a 1-0 playoff record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.