Friday, February 28, 2014

Toronto Maple Leafs 4 at New York Islanders 5 (OT) - February 27, 2014




Not going to talk about Nassau Coliseum or the game much, this post just exists to prove I went. The Leafs lost in overtime after a fantastic third period in which the teams scored 5 goals in just over nine minutes. Olympic players did well, with Michael Grabner scoring twice while James van Riemsdyk assisted thrice. Winning goal was from Lubomir Visnovsky 1:55 into overtime. I attended to do a final review of the Nassau Coliseum for Stadium Journey and received a media credential, allowing me to wander the seating bowl randomly. Spent the third period standing behind the 200 level seats at center ice and thought Toronto had it won when Lupul scored with just 6:06 to go, but alas, it was not to be. Fun game except for the overtime, Toronto is now 8-10-2 on the road when I am in attendance.

A few pics:


Nassau Coliseum does not look like an NHL rink from the outside.


Nor from the inside.


Please note the retired numbers are also a good 6/49 pick.


I like getting in early to take pics like this.




Goalies looking behind themselves, a common theme during this 5-4 game.


Bitter end.

Best,

Sean

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