Here are some highlights with Jiggs and Eddie:
Don Gould was as the game for NBC-4.
Also on this date: (1981) - Denis Potvin’s second goal of the game, a power play tally, broke a 3-3 tie at the 8:00 mark of the third period as the Isles went on to a 6-3 win in game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final with Minnesota. Mike Bossy also scored twice while Potvin finished with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists) as the Isles took a 2-0 lead in the series.
And in Pittsburgh… (1993) – David Volek scored at 5:16 of overtime as the Islanders dethroned the two-time Champion Penguins with a 4-3 victory to win the series in 7 games. The Penguins had rallied for 2 goals in the final 4 minutes to force overtime, but the Isles won the Patrick Division playoff championship on Volek’s goal. The win, the Isles’ 8th straight in overtime, raised their all-time playoffOT record to 29-7. The Isles wouldn’t win again in overtime until this past April 19th (Tavares :15 of OT vs. Washington) and have not won a playoff series since.
Here's the complete game, as called by Jiggs and Eddie (Skip to about 2:30:00 for the winning goal):
Here's a highlight package, from an NHL Network show -- this audio is from the Hockey Night in Canada. Chris Cuthbert called the play-by-play -- he now has another place in Islander history as he called the final game the Isles ever played at the Coliseum - game 6 vs. Washington.
Here's the highlight package from that last Coliseum home game -- it's somewhat painful 19 days later -- it's not going to be any better 19 weeks, 19 months or 19 years later.
All-time, the Isles played two playoff games on May 14th at the Coliseum; they compiled a 2-0 playoff record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale.