Click the link for Steve Thomas in an interview after the first period with Scott Russell on Hockey Night from the first period -- Thomas is asked about a "Winning is Fun" sign -- a phrase you see me repeat from time to time: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CEc6t1MUgAAyN8E.jpg:large
Also on this date: (1984) In the final home game the Isles played as Stanley Cup Champions, Clark Gillies had his only playoff Hat Trick as the Isles pounded Edmonton 6-1 to even the Stanley Cup Final at 1-1. The series would then switch to Alberta for game 3, 4, and 5 – Edmonton would win all three, short-circuiting the Islanders’ Drive for Five.
Here are (extended) highlights from Hockey Night in Canada, with Bob Cole, Mickey Redmond and Dick Irvin..
All-time, the Isles played three playoff games on May 12th at the Coliseum; they compiled a 3-0 playoff record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.