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Burrows' goal echoes Parise
Speaking of Alex Burrows' goal 11 seconds into overtime in Game 2 Saturday . . . That number surely rang a bell with New York-area hockey fans of a certain age.
Thirty-six years later, the shock has not worn off – not if you are a fan of the Rangers or Islanders old enough to recall April 11, 1975, when J.P. Parise’s overtime goal won a first-round playoff series for the Isles and altered the course of local hockey history.
Now, those of us who saw it live can relive it, and the rest of you can see it, too. During its recent move across the street from the Garden, MSG uncovered an ancient two-inch tape that included video of the goal.
It will show it on “MSG Vault’’ Monday night as part of an episode entitled “Birth of the Islanders.’’
Parise's goal is what most people remember from that night, but in fact it was a hugely entertaining game all-around, featuring a dramatic third-period comeback by the Rangers to tie it.
It remains the second most exciting hockey game I have seen on television, behind only Game 7 of the 1994 Rangers-Devils conference final.