Newsday picks the 15 biggest Islanders' regular-season moments at Nassau Coliseum, listed in chronological order.
Sept. 27, 1972: FOR OPENERS
The Islanders' 43-year run begins with a 6-4 preseason loss to the Rangers.
October 12, 1972: FIRST WIN
A 3-2 decision over the Kings marks the first victory in team history. Unfortunately, it would be one of only 12 all season.
October 27, 1973: TWO FIRSTS
After seven tries, the Islanders finally beat the Rangers (3-2). Rookie Denis Potvin scores his first NHL goal.
Feb. 3, 1977: HOMEGROWN TALENT
Northport's Richie Hansen becomes the first LIer to score for the Islanders in a 6-3 win over the Rangers.
Dec. 23, 1978: THE TROTS SHOW
Bryan Trottier scores five goals and adds three assists in a 9-4 Islanders victory over the Rangers.
Jan. 13, 1981: HATS OFF TO BOSSY
Mike Bossy ties an NHL record with his seventh hat trick of the season, adding an empty-netter as his fourth goal in a 6-3 win over the Penguins.
Jan. 24, 1981: 50 IN 50
With two goals in the final 4 minutes, 10 seconds, including one with only 1:19 remaining in a 7-4 win over the Nordiques, Bossy became the second player in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games, matching Maurice Richard of the 1944-45 Canadiens.
Jan. 26, 1982: THAT'S A HANDFUL
Five goals in 2 minutes, 37 seconds! Three Islanders combine to score them: Trottier and Duane Sutter had two each in that span and John Tonelli had the other in a 9-2 romp over the Penguins.
Feb. 20, 1982: 15 IN A ROW
John Tonelli scores against former teammate Chico Resch with 47 seconds to play as the Isles beat Colorado, 3-2, for a record-setting 15th consecutive win.
April 6, 2002: BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS
Five different players score as the Isles beat the Caps, 5-4, to make the playoffs for the first time since 1994.
Nov. 3, 2007: AL ARBOUR RETURNS
Arbour came out of retirement for his 1,500th game, working the bench beside Ted Nolan. He led a 3-2 win over the Penguins.
Oct. 3, 2009: NO. 1 FOR NO. 91
John Tavares nets his first NHL goal on a first-period power play in a 4-3 loss to the Penguins.
Oct. 11, 2014: BEGINNING OF THE END
With a full house of 16,170 on hand, the Islanders beat the Hurricanes, 4-3, in the final Coliseum home opener.
Feb. 27, 2015: JARO'S THE MAN
Jaroslav Halak stops 26 of 27 Calgary shots to record his team-record 33rd win of the season.
April 11, 2015: END OF REGULATION
Isles make their regular-season farewell to the Coliseum against the Blue Jackets.
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