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Wednesday, May 06, 2015

It Happened at the Coliseum … on MAY 6th

22 years ago tonight (1993) – The Pittsburgh Penguins got goals from three players who will eventually end up in the Hockey Hall of Fame as they grabbed a 2-1 lead in the Patrick Division Final with a 3-1 victory over the Isles.

Ron Francis and Jaromir Jagr scored first period goals for the Penguins, but Ray Ferraro got the Isles on the board with a goal at 2:18 of the second period with his 10th goal of the playoffs (in just 9 games).

The score stayed that way until Joey Mullen hit the empty net for the final margin of victory as the two-time champion Penguins moved within two games of their 10th straight series win. (Spoiler alert – they wouldn’t get there)

The Penguins had won 17 straight games earlier that season (breaking the Isles' record) -- but let the record show that they needed overtime for two of them. The Isles remain to this day the only team to win 15 consecutive games in regulation.

09-Mar-93    Boston Bruins                2         @       Pittsburgh Penguins   3                  W                  
11-Mar-93    Los Angeles Kings        3          @       Pittsburgh Penguins  4                   W/OT          
14-Mar-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  3               @       New York Islanders    2                W                  
18-Mar-93    Washington Capitals 5               @       Pittsburgh Penguins  7                   W                  
20-Mar-93    Philadelphia Flyers    3             @        Pittsburgh Penguins  9                   W                  
21-Mar-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  6               @        Edmonton Oilers         4                W                  
23-Mar-93    San Jose Sharks             2         @        Pittsburgh Penguins  7                   W                  
25-Mar-93    New Jersey Devils      3            @        Pittsburgh Penguins  4                   W                  
27-Mar-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  5               @        Boston Bruins                3             W                  
28-Mar-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  4               @        Washington Capitals 1                   W                  
30-Mar-93    Ottawa Senators          4           @        Pittsburgh Penguins  6                   W                  
01-Apr-93    Hartford Whalers        2            @        Pittsburgh Penguins  10                  W                  
03-Apr-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  5                @       Quebec Nordiques     3                   W                  
04-Apr-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  5                @       New Jersey Devils      2                 W                  
07-Apr-93    Montreal Canadiens  3                @      Pittsburgh Penguins  4                     W/OT          
09-Apr-93    Pittsburgh Penguins  10               @      New York Rangers       4                W                  
10-Apr-93    New York Rangers       2            @      Pittsburgh Penguins  4                     W

Also on this date: (1980) The Isles were ready to punch a ticket to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in their history, but the Sabres had other ideas, rallying from a 3-1 deficit for a 7-4 win in game 4 of their Semi-Final series.  Bob Bourne and Bob Nystrom each scored twice for the Isles.  Gilbert Perreault completed his hat trick into the empty net as the Sabres stopped an 11-game playoff losing streak against the Isles.


All-time, the Isles played two playoff games on May 6th at the Coliseum; they compiled a 0-2 playoff record on this date at 1255 Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale. 

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