Islanders Newsday 2/27/2000
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Isles Memories Kind; Not Flyers
By Alan Hahn
FLYERS 5 ISLANDERS 1
The Stanley Cup was in the building.
People named Nystrom, Gillies, Tonelli, Goring,
Henning, Merrick and Resch were on the ice. Their
opponents were Philadelphia Flyers, familiar names
such as Reggie Leach, Ed Hospodar, Battleship Bob
Kelly and Brian Propp.
A sellout crowd was on hand at Nassau Coliseum last
night for a legends game between the Islanders and
Flyers alumni celebrating the 20th anniversary of the
Islanders' first Stanley Cup championship-which they
won over the Flyers in six games in 1980.
It was an intoxicating trip down memory lane, but the
nightcap of the doubleheader was an all too sobering