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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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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 51 32 15 4 166 133 68
2 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
3 DET 50 29 12 9 149 129 67
4 NYI 49 32 16 1 158 139 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 BOS 50 27 16 7 134 124 61
7 NYR 47 28 15 4 139 112 60
8 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
9 FLA 47 21 16 10 115 132 52
10 PHI 51 22 22 7 140 151 51
11 OTT 48 20 19 9 136 136 49
12 TOR 51 22 25 4 144 156 48
13 NJD 50 19 22 9 113 138 47
14 CBJ 48 21 24 3 120 151 45
15 CAR 49 17 26 6 105 129 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 49 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 49 9 25 15 34
B. Nelson 49 15 16 5 31
F. Nielsen 49 9 18 4 27
J. Boychuk 39 4 21 15 25
J. Bailey 37 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 49 7 14 13 21
N. Kulemin 49 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 43 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 6 0 .865 3.43

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