I hope you'll enjoy this trip down memory lane that when it was originally produced raised over $32,000 for Make-A-Wish of Metro NY.
It's ironic that the first (non-pre-season) Islander home game on Long Island in 1,316 days, and the first in regular season play in 1,330 days is regular season play is scheduled for December 1st. Other than New Year's Day, December 1st is the only day in the core hockey season that the Isles have never earned a point at home. (In fact, their only win on this date ever came two years ago in DC when Jaroslav Halak blanked Trotz and company.)
The Isles will look to right that statistic tonight, when once again it will Happen at the Coliseum.
It Happened at the Coliseum … on DECEMBER 1st
|Smith's mini-locker, distributed in 2014|
Also on this date: (2007) - Kari Lehtonen made 33 saves and Ilya Kovlachuk had the winning goal in the opening minute as the Atlanta Thrashers blanked the Isles 4-0. "It was an all-star goal," Islanders forward Mike Sillinger said. "We had all our coverage. He made a great move."
There weren't many highlights (certainly from an Islander perspective) but JP Dellacamera had the calls on SportSouth: