New Hockey Series Debuts On MSG

"New York’s Greatest Hockey Rivalries” revisits the best matchups between the Islanders and Rangers from the 80s, 90s and 2000s with personal anecdotes from Dave Maloney and Pat Flatley

Tuesday, 11.20.2012 / 12:16 AM / News
New York Islanders

MSG Network debuted a new hockey series called “New York’s Greatest Hockey Rivalries” on Monday, November 19 at 9:00 p.m. The series looks back at some of the most intense games between the Rangers and Islanders over the past three decades.

Each two hour episode of “New York’s Greatest Hockey Rivalries” will feature host Bill Pidto alongside Pat Flatley and Dave Maloney, MSG’s expert hockey analysts who played in many of the showcased games and have unique and personal stories to share about their experiences.

Monday’s premiere episode looked back at Game 5 of the 1984 Patrick Division Semi-Final between the Rangers and Islanders in which star defenseman Ken Morrow scored the game-winner in overtime to send the Isles to the second round of the playoffs.

In the episode, Flatley, who was on the ice when Morrow scored, said about the game: “Even today, I can still feel the nervousness of that evening, which started in the morning, and almost being sick to my stomach all day in anticipation of the game and fearing losing (to the Rangers).”

Below is a look at the lineup of games featured in the “New York’s Greatest Hockey Rivalries” series on MSG.

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9pm
Islanders vs. NY Rangers, Patrick Division Semi-Finals, Game 5 – April 10, 1984
Ken Morrow
Scores OT Game Winner

Date TBA
Islanders at NY Rangers – December 20, 1985
Denis Potvin
Breaks Bobby Orr’s Record for Most Points Scored by a Defenseman

Islanders vs. NY Rangers, Division Semi-Finals, Game 3 – April 9, 1990
Islanders Come Back from 3-1 Deficit to Win on Brent Sutter’s 2OT Goal

Islanders at NY Rangers, Division Semi-Finals, Game 5 – April 13, 1990
Rangers Beat Islanders in Playoff Series For First Time Since ’79

Islanders at NY Rangers – April 2, 1993
Islanders Win, Rangers Miss Playoffs, Pierre Turgeon Scores 50th Goal

Islanders vs. NY Rangers – March 5, 1994
Rangers Win on Long Island for First Time Since ’89

Islanders at NY Rangers – December 3, 2006
Islanders Win 7-4 at MSG, Viktor Kozlov Scores Four Goals

Islanders vs. NY Rangers – December 2, 2010
Rangers Win Game 6-5, Marian Gaborik Scores Hat Trick


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