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Top 5 all-time Islanders vs Rangers games at Nassau Coliseum

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 13: In an aerial view from a drone, this is a general view of the NYCB's LIVE at Nassau Coliseum as photographed on May 13, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 13: In an aerial view from a drone, this is a general view of the NYCB's LIVE at Nassau Coliseum as photographed on May 13, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Mike Bossy #22 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Biggest Home Win: November 17, 1984

There’s very little better than completely dunking on a rival. Like decidedly embarrassing them and doing so on home ice.

In 1984 the Isles ran up a 10-4 win over the Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum. The Rangers opened the scoring through Anders Hedberg, but the home team answered with four unanswered goals.

Ten players finish with multi-point nights and four would put up at least three points on the night:

Just think about that lineup for a second. That’s five future Hall of Fame players and that’s without mentioning Billy Smith who stopped 28 of 32 shots for an 0.875SV% on the day.

Only two Islanders players didn’t get a point that night: Butch Goring and Gerald Diduck.

I don’t think they cared. Their team, who were four-time cup champions by this point just punked their biggest rival on home ice.

I could only imagine what the Coliseum crowd was like that night and what any Rangers fan in attendance was thinking that night. I wouldn’t doubt if a flood of blue and red sweaters left after Duane Sutter made it 8-2 17:13 into the second period that night.

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