March 13, 2015
First of 30 games, and it was a very entertaining game. Ottawa edged the home team Islanders by a score of 2-1, and Senators goalie (nicknamed the “Hamburger”) stole the show.
Before the game, I went over to chat with some Isles fans and asked if they wanted to take my poll. I asked them ten hockey trivia questions, and I will be comparing their answers to randomly chosen fans in all other cities. These fans did pretty good, getting the answers right to 7 out of my 10 questions.
It was great to see the retired jerseys of the players who battled my home-town Oilers during the 80’s, probably the two last dynasty teams we will ever see. And after this season, we will never see the Islanders in the Nassau Coliseum, as they move to Brooklyn for next season. What a great old rink with great history, and with great sight-lines for watching the game! Love the “Yes, yes, yes” chant after the Islanders score a goal!
Thanks to Rich from the Islanders radio network for showing me around the rink, and providing some team/rink history, and thanks for helping promote Make-A-Wish during your broadcast! For all folks reading, don’t forget to donate! (And for those who have generously donated so far, many thanks!)