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Bossy Scores Winner at MET-Rx's Skate with the Greats

Fifteen lucky contest winners took the Yankee Stadium ice with Islanders legends.

Monday, 02.10.2014 / 5:03 PM / News
By Sarah Holzberg
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Bossy Scores Winner at MET-Rx\'s Skate with the Greats
Fifteen lucky contest winners took the Yankee Stadium ice with Islanders legends.

Imagine passing the puck on a rush with Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Bossy. Next, imagine getting that chance while skating on the ice at Yankee Stadium days after the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. That dream became a reality for a group of lucky Islanders fans, who participated in MET-Rx’s Skate with the Greats game on Sunday.

The Yankee Stadium event marked the fifth installment of MET-Rx’s Skate with the Greats, but the first time the event was held outdoors. The 15 sweepstakes winners also skated alongside Islanders General Manager Garth Snow, Assistant Coach Doug Weight and local celebrities Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton from WFAN’s Boomer and Carton Morning Show.

“It was a whole different atmosphere,” Bossy said. “Everyone was simply in awe of our surroundings and getting to be part of a once in a lifetime experience.”

Team Bossy donned Islanders blue sweaters and came away with the 8-7. The nine-time 50-goal scorer tallied the game-winning goal with less than a minute remaining.

“I typically only lace up the skates once a year for this event that MET-Rx puts together,” Bossy said. “But hey, I’ve been playing all my life and I love going back out there and scoring.”

“This was such an amazing experience to not only play hockey with guys like Bossy and Weight, but to be able to do it in Yankee Stadium makes this something I will never forget,” Paul Dudley said. “I hadn’t skated in years, but it all came back to me when we dropped the puck.”

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NYI 47 32 14 1 155 130 65
2 DET 48 28 11 9 144 123 65
3 TBL 49 30 15 4 158 131 64
4 MTL 46 30 13 3 126 108 63
5 PIT 47 27 12 8 143 120 62
6 NYR 45 27 14 4 135 110 58
7 WSH 47 24 14 9 140 124 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 45 20 15 10 111 127 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 49 20 22 7 134 149 47
13 CBJ 46 21 22 3 117 145 45
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 48 14 31 3 90 171 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 22 24 -1 46
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 47 9 25 17 34
B. Nelson 47 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 47 9 17 5 26
J. Boychuk 37 4 20 17 24
J. Bailey 35 8 14 9 22
N. Leddy 47 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 47 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 41 13 5 8 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 9 0 .913 2.37
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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