Sabres-Isles will stir up an old rivalry


‘As an older fan, I love the symmetry of beating a team that three times kept us from runs at the Stanley Cup and doing so at precisely the time we are on the precipice again. I love the idea of winning one for Jim Schoenfeld and the boys. After losing to the Islanders in 1980, Bowman began to dismantle the old gang, much to the disappointment of the fans — not to mention Schoenfeld, who broke down in tears at the airport on his way to Detroit in 1981.’