Remembering Howie Rose’s best calls


In tribute to Howie Rose, here are his most memorable calls.

John Tavares wins Game Six in overtime sending the Islanders to the second round for the first time since ’93:

Stephane Matteau scores in double overtime of Game Seven in the Eastern Conference Final prompting this legendary call from Rose, who was the Rangers’ radio voice:

Shawn Bates scores on a penalty shot in the first round on Curtis Joseph helping the Islanders win the game:

Howie Rose’s radio call of Mark Messier’s hat trick in the third period of Game Six fulfilling a Guarantee:

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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