Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Important Day in NYI History

In 1975: Ed Westfall presents Philadelphia icon Kate Smith with a bouquet of roses before her performance of “God Bless America,” but the Flyers go on to win Game Seven, 4-1, and eliminate the Islanders in the Stanley Cup Semifinals. Al Arbour salutes his team’s maturity by saying, “If I called a practice next week, every one of them would show up.”

In 1993: David Volek scores at 5:16 of overtime as the Islanders stun the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champions, four games to three in the Patrick Division Final.

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