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This Day in Isles History: Nov. 17

Mike Bossy records hat trick in 10-4 win over Rangers, Pierre Turgeon nets three in 8-1 win vs Senators

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Nov. 17, 1984 - Mike Bossy recorded a hat trick vs the Rangers in a 10-4 win at Nassau Coliseum. Bossy scored the second, ninth and 10th Isles goals of the game and finished the night with four total points (3G, 1A). In the process of the 10-4 win, the Isles set team record for total assists (20) and points (30) in a single game.

Nov. 17, 1993 - Pierre Turgeon records a natural hat trick in an 8-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Turgeon scored the fifth, sixth and seventh goals of the game, as the Isles opened up an 8-0 lead. Ottawa broke the Isles shutout bid with their lone marker with a minute to play in the third period. 

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This Day in Isles History: Nov. 16

The Isles stage a three-goal, third-period rally to win in Philly

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Nov. 16, 2019 - The Islanders score three third period goals to rally out of a three-goal deficit in a dramatic 4-3 shootout win vs Flyers

Down 3-0 midway through the second period, the Isles started their comeback early in the third period. Anthony Beauvillier put the Isles on the board at 7:46 with the first of his two goals. Mathew Barzal's power-play goal at 13:34 made it 3-2 and Beauvillier's second tied the score with 2:04 to play. Both Derick Brassard and Brock Nelson had two assists in the comeback period.

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This Day in Isles History: Nov. 13

The Islanders defeat the Rangers 10-5 in the famed "Double Chili" game.

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Nov. 13, 1979 - In their first meeting since the prior year's playoffs, the Islanders defeated the New York Rangers 10-5 in the famed "Double Chili" game.

The meaning behind the 'Double Chili' originiated as the Islanders ran a season-long promotion where fans were able to get a free bowl of chili at Wendy's following games in which the Islanders scored at least six goals at home. By 7:32 in the second period, the Isles had racked up a 6-2 lead over the Rangers and mounted an 8-2 score heading into the second intermission.

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This Day in Isles History: Nov. 5

Isles win 10th straight in 2019, Mathew Barzal sets a franchise rookie record with five assists in a game vs. Colorado

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Nov. 5, 2019 - The Islanders claimed their 10-straight win during the 2019-20 campaign with a 4-1 win over Ottawa. The 10-game run marked the second-longest winning streak in franchise history as the Isles had won 15-straight games during the 1981-82 season en route to their third-straight Stanley Cup.

The Isles 10-game winning streak in the 2019-20 season was part of a franchise-record setting 17-game point streak (15-0-2). 

Video: Clutterbuck, Cizikas power Isles to 10th straight win

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This Day in Isles History: Nov. 3

Al Arbour returns to coach the Islanders one final time for his 1,500th game coached

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Nov. 3, 2007 - Al Arbour returns to coach the Islanders for the 1,500th and final time.

In his 1,500th game coached on the Islanders bench, Arbour and the Islanders rally out of an 0-2 hole and complete a come-from-behind victory to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2. Miroslav Satan scored a pair of third-period goals to lead the Isles to the win. With the victory, Arbour also recorded his 740th win as the Islanders coach. A banner commemorating his 1,500 games coached is raised to the rafters.

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This Day in Isles History: Oct. 21

Charles B Wang, the Islanders longtime owner, passed away in 2018 at the age of 74

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October 21, 2018: Longtime New York Islanders owner Charles B. Wang passed away at the age of 74. 

Wang purchased a stake in the Islanders in 2000 and served as majority owner until 2016, when he became a minority co-owner. 

Wang was dedicated to keeping the Islanders on Long Island, recognizing the team's importance to the area. He played an integral role in the Islanders securing a new home - UBS Arena - at Belmont Park and upgraded team facilities, including Northwell Health Ice Center, which he turned into a top-tier NHL practice facility.

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This Day in Isles History: Oct. 20

Bryan Trottier's number 19 is retired

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Oct. 20, 2001 - Bryan Trottier's number 19 is retired - a fitting honor for the franchise's all-time leading scorer. 

Trottier played 15 seasons on the Island from 1975-90, where he amassed a franchise-best 1353 points (500G, 853A) in 1123 games. Trottier won four-straight Stanley Cups with the Islanders from 1980-83. The sneaky center was drafted by the Islanders in the Second Round (22nd overall) in the 1974 NHL Amateur Draft.

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This Day in Isles History: Oct. 8

Brent Sutter is named the fourth captain in franchise history

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Oct. 8, 1987 - The Islanders name Brent Sutter as the fourth captain in franchise history.

Sutter was drafted 17th overall at the 1980 NHL Entry Draft by the Islanders and played the bulk of his NHL career on the Island. Through 12 years, the center totaled 610 points (287G, 323A) - sixth in franchise history - through 694 games and won the Stanley Cup in 1982 and 1983 with the Isles. 

Sutter took over the captaincy in 1987 when defenseman Denis Potvin relinquished the role. Sutter served as captain until he was traded in October 1991.

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This Day in Isles History: Oct. 7

The Islanders play their first game in franchise history, Ed Westfall named first captain

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Oct. 7, 1972 - The Islanders play their first game in franchise history, losing 3-2 to the Atlanta Flames in front of a crowd of 12,221 at Nassau Coliseum. Ed Westfall scores the Islanders' first goal at 17:29 of the second period. Read more about the Isles' first game in Stan Fischler's Maven's Memories.

Another piece of Isles history was made that day, as Westfall was named the first captain in franchise history.

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This Day in Isles History: Oct. 4

Anders Lee is named the 15th Captain in franchise history

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Oct. 4, 2018 - The Islanders name Anders Lee as the 15th Captain in franchise history. 

"It's extremely humbling and quite an honor and to be a captain of this organization," Lee said after being named captain. "It's definitely one of the most special things that's happened in my hockey career and I'm looking forward to it and the responsibility that comes with it." 

The 2009 sixth rounder (152nd overall) has played 10 seasons for the Blue and Orange. During that span, the left winger has amassed 366 points (212G, 154A). Under his leadership, the Isles have returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in three of four seasons and appeared in the third round of the playoffs in back-to-back years (2020, 2021).

Video: Anders Lee named 15th Captain of the Islanders

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