Today, seven years ago, the Islanders were enthralled in the playoff series with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
And Shawn Bates scores on a penalty shot against Curtis Joseph in a Game 4 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Nassau Coliseum. He became the second American-born player, and 13th overall, to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs and the first Islander to do so. The Islanders’ win evens the series at 2-2.
If Bates didn't score on that penalty shot, would that series still have as much meaning or be remembered so fondly?
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