Here are some highlights, with Jiggs and Eddie:
And here's some local news coverage, from ABC (Scott Clark), NBC (Len Berman), CBS (Rock Rote), as well as Dan Patrick (SportsCenter).
Also on this date: (1979) Denis Potvin beat John Davidson for the overtime goal at 8:02 of the extra session as the Isles beat the Rangers, 4-3, evening their series at 1 game each. It was one of two overtime goals for Potvin; the other came in game 1 of the 1980 Stanley Cup Final in Philadelphia.
Those Rangers made a famous commercial along the way...
Al Albert was in the studio and brother Marv Albert had the live coverage from the Coliseum for Channel 4; Channel 7 coverage is also included.
Here are the highlights:
Here are some highlights from Hockey Night: