New York Islanders - Your #Isles40th favorite moments

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New York Islanders - Your #Isles40th favorite moments

Hello. To start with, I must say that I've been an Isles fan since their first day in the league. I'm from Coaticook, QC so no need to say that almost everybody around here are Canadians fans :-( But not me. I've been with the team during the bad years and went flying with them during the glory years :-) Ok, now my story:

It goes back to 1984 and the "drive for five" year. During that season, Paul Bouthillier was playing for the Isles and my best friend became friends with him because he married a girl from around here :-). They often played golf together. We were big hockey fans in those years and we had visited 15 different arena's in the NHL.

Paul Bouthillier set us up with tickets for a Rangers game, a Devils game and of course an Islanders game against the Stanley Cup winner that year, the Oilers. Grrrrr

What we didn't know was that after the game, we were invited in the locker room!!! Just imagine my face when i pushed open the door with the enormous Isles logo on it. I still have feelings soo many years later and of course, everybody was in the dressing room: Bossy, Trottier, Gillies. Just name them, they where there.

Billy Smith was soo nice to all of us. We were four Quebecers in the Isles dressing room treated like we were family. Just unbelievable!!! And to top that off, Clarke Gillies had a restaurant back then and he invited us there with the players :-). Not every player went, but if my memory is right there, there were something like 16 guys. So there we go, how could I not still be a fan, even during the tough years.

Thanks for reading my story. I tried my best like our team does night after night :-)

Allan Clowery
Coaticook, QC

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  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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