The Islanders and Canadiens faced off in front of a crowd officially announced as 7,842, but, as attendance numbers are often inflated, the final total was probably closer to 5,000 in a Nassau Coliseum that has a capacity of 16,234. The game aired back in Canada as CBC's Hockey Night in Canada Game of the Week and may have left viewers wondering if they were actually watching the visiting Canadiens play a home game. Whatever the actual total of fans at the game was, at least two-thirds of those attending donned the red, white and blue of the away team. Thousands of Canadiens fans made the trek south for the game and made their presence known.
Montreal ended up winning the game 3-0 behind a stellar 28-save performance from goaltender Jaroslav Halak, so we don't know what it would have sounded like if the Islanders had scored. However, as you can hear and see in the video of the Habs' first goal below, Habs fans were loud and proud of their team. Each time the visitors scored an audible roar came up from the crowd, and if you look hard enough you can see an awful lot of red and white jerseys in the lower bowl of the arena.