NBC Sports put out a question asking folks which sports moments they’ve seen live that they’d tell their grandkids about. This got me thinking of New York Islanders moments.
It’s been pretty quiet on Isles Twitter recently, but an NBC Sports question got the juices flowing once again on the old internet. We’re going to do a New York Islanders version of what’s the greatest sports moment you witnessed in person that you’ll tell your grandkids about.
NBC Sports put this question out on twitter, and Islanders fans around the app decided to share their favorite moments that they’ve seen live. There were some pretty good answers.
If you’re old enough, the easy answer is Bob Nystrom’s goal to clinch the Islanders first Stanley Cup. I’ve seen the video hundreds of times but imagine actually being in the old Nassau Coliseum for that moment?
If you’re not quite as lucky to have been around for the glory years, your next biggest response was the Shawn Bates penalty shot. I was just a youngster in 2002 and wasn’t lucky enough to have tickets to the game.
I’ve seen the clip hundreds of times as well, but for my generation of Islanders fans, this might be the biggest moment we’ve seen, outside of John Tavares’ Game 6 OT winner.
That’s not the only moment that came at the expense of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Another common answer was the John Tavares return to Nassau Coliseum. That one, I was in attendance for and let me tell you, it was insane.
For a regular-season game, it was by far the craziest atmosphere I’ve ever been a part of.
What’s your favorite Isles moment that you’ve seen live?
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