New York Islanders - Your #Isles40th favorite moments

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New York Islanders - Your #Isles40th favorite moments
Well, to start I have had so many fantastic memories at the Nassau Coliseum.  I am 30 years old and have been a lifelong fan of the NYI’s!  My father had season tix for several years in the mid 90’s and I have witnessed the up’s and downs with this team, no matter what I will always be a diehard Isles fan.

After attending at least a few hundred games here is my greatest isles fan moment.  My father had taken me to the 93 playoff game, when the Isles beat the Capitals in the 2 OT by a goal from Ray Ferraro!  Well, we were sitting in Section 123 which you know is right next to the Zamboni entrance & exit.

If I remember I think we were in either row 3 or row 4 and in the two seats next to the railing.  After Ray Ferraro scored his famous 2nd OT game winning goal against the caps the crowd was insane, as well as the celebration on the ice.  Either the Capitals goalie or defenseman in anger shot the puck down the length of the ice towards the Zamboni entrance.  When the ice crew opened up the boards to get on the ice, the puck was sitting on the edge of the ice by the boards.  The security guard who was stationed at that section picked up the puck and handed it to me!  I was a 12 year old who was on top of the world with the Isles win, and now holding that puck in my hand fresh with ice on it.  I am now 30 and still smile with great memories when I think or tell this story.  To this day I still have that puck in my possession, and I have a piece of paper taped on it that says “RAY FERERRO OT WINNER, 1993!”

So that is my story!  I never thought I would have the chance to share it with anyone, but this was the perfect forum to do so!  Thanks for the opportunity to share an Islanders memory I will never forget! 

-Brett Richter

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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