Remember that Islanders-Penguins game in February — the one that resulted in 346 penalty minutes and ten ejections? The one that led to a $100,000 fine for the Islanders organization? The one that included ugly incidents that resulted in suspensions for Trevor Gilles (nine games) and Matt Martin (four games) of the Islanders, and Eric Goddard (ten games) of Pittsburgh? Well the Islanders invite you to relive all the fun this Friday.
From the team's website, via Sporting News:
The night of February 11, 2011 was memorable for Isles fans. Whether you were in the stands at the Coliseum or watching on TV, you were on your feet through all the ruckus cheering for the Islanders to beat the Penguins. On August 19th, MSG Plus will re-air the game and we want the fans to join us for a viewing party at Champions. Same awesome deal as usual, raffles, prizes and more. RSVP now and remember to there early and get a table with your friends. Stay tuned to #Isles and #IslesMeetup for all the latest and for more information.
Even those who love old-time hockey have to admit that some of what happened in this game crossed a line, so it's a little strange that the team would sponsor a viewing party for its re-broadcast. And anyway, even though the Islanders won the game, 9–3, do their fans really want to relive the "fight" in the video below?