This is truly a Ranger classic and a 1978-1979 regular season preview of what would eventually transpire in the playoffs that year as the Ranger went on to defeat the Islanders in the Semi-Finals.
At this moment in time, the Rangers simply matched up very well against this particular Islander team. Also, J.D had his best season as a Pro between the pipes this year which didn't hurt their winning ways against the Hempstead club.
The game shown in the video took place on January 27th ,1979 at the Nassau Coliseum, the contest was an up and down affair with lots of hitting on both sides.
The Rangers wound up routing the Islanders 7-2 and ending the Isles 23 regular season game home undefeated streak.
The game showcases Ulf Nilsson's talents as he tally's a fantastic five points (1 goal 4 assists). One other highlight is Nick Fotiu's goal. Nicky's celebration has him jumping for joy like he just scored a Stanley Cup Winner.
Which is awesome.
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