A look back at the goalie fights in New York Islanders history.
Just got home from an 11 hour day of carpentry, stepped on a nail, slammed my thumb with a hammer, and when I got home I found out the Islanders were shut out against the Rag$ and all seemed hopeless. And then I found this, perhaps the greatest hockey card of all time, especially if you like Battlin' Billy.
As it is now, we all have different favorite islanders for different reasons. So this made me thinking about who would be everyone's favorite islander player from the dynasty era and why. So...
A look back at the storied history of (mostly home-grown) New York Islanders goaltenders over the years.
Kelly H. and the HNiC were looking at a video of Billy S. slashing Lindy Ruff in the eye. Found it on You Tube. It was in a 1980 playoff game at the Coliseum with the Isles on the PK and leading 3-2. His point of reference was a slash by Anderson on Marleau. The relevant part starts about the 1:15 point. HNIC clip: http://www.youtube.com/user/HockeyHaven76#p/u/5/Lf80_M8B0Fc
The New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup, defeating the upstart Minnesota North Stars. Bedlam ensues. Butch Goring wins the Conn Smythe. (Per usual, the YouTube comments are filled with insight from single-cell organisms.)