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81-82NYI
1981–82 New York Islanders · NHL
Stanley Cup Champions
Prince of Wales Conference Champions
Patrick Division Champions
Division 1st Patrick
Conference 1st Prince of Wales
1981–82 record 54–16–10
Home record 385
Road record 250
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Denis Potvin
Alternate captains None
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team leaders
Goals Mike Bossy (64)
Assists Mike Bossy (83)
Points Mike Bossy (147)
Penalties in minutes Brent Sutter (114)

The 1981-82 New York Islanders season was the tenth in the franchise's history. It involved winning the Stanley Cup.

OffseasonEdit

NHL DraftEdit

See also: 1981 NHL Entry Draft

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Patrick Division
  GP W L T GF GA PTS
New York Islanders 80 54 16 10 385 250 118
New York Rangers 80 39 27 14 316 306 92
Philadelphia Flyers 80 38 31 11 325 313 87
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 31 36 13 310 337 75
Washington Capitals 80 26 41 13 319 338 65

Game logEdit

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1WOctober 7, 19814–1 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 1–0–0
2TOctober 10, 19812–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 1–0–1
3WOctober 14, 19814–1 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 2–0–1
4WOctober 15, 19814–1 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 3–0–1
5WOctober 17, 19815–4 New York Rangers (1981–82) 4–0–1
6LOctober 20, 19816–9 Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 4–1–1
7WOctober 23, 19814–2 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 5–1–1
8WOctober 24, 19816–4 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 6–1–1
9WOctober 27, 19814–3 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 7–1–1
10TOctober 29, 19816–6 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 7–1–2
11WOctober 31, 19812–1 @ Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 8–1–2
12TNovember 3, 19812–2 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 8–1–3
13LNovember 7, 19812–6 Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 8–2–3
14WNovember 10, 19815–3 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 9–2–3
15WNovember 11, 19814–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 10–2–3
16TNovember 14, 19815–5 Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 10–2–4
17LNovember 15, 19814–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 10–3–4
18LNovember 17, 19812–7 @ Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 10–4–4
19WNovember 21, 19814–3 New York Rangers (1981–82) 11–4–4
20WNovember 22, 19817–2 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 12–4–4
21WNovember 24, 19813–1 Boston Bruins (1981–82) 13–4–4
22WNovember 26, 19819–2 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 14–4–4
23LNovember 28, 19814–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 14–5–4
24LNovember 29, 19812–5 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 14–6–4
25WDecember 5, 19818–5 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 15–6–4
26LDecember 6, 19812–5 @ Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 15–7–4
27LDecember 9, 19813–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 15–8–4
28TDecember 12, 19813–3 @ Calgary Flames (1981–82) 15–8–5
29LDecember 13, 19813–4 @ Edmonton Oilers (1981–82) 15–9–5
30WDecember 15, 198110–7 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 16–9–5
31WDecember 17, 19814–1 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 17–9–5
32WDecember 19, 19815–1 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 18–9–5
33WDecember 20, 19815–3 @ Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 19–9–5
34WDecember 22, 19815–2 Winnipeg Jets (1981–82) 20–9–5
35WDecember 26, 19814–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 21–9–5
36LDecember 29, 19814–5 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 21–10–5
37LDecember 30, 19814–6 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 21–11–5
38WJanuary 2, 19825–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 22–11–5
39WJanuary 4, 19824–1 Vancouver Canucks (1981–82) 23–11–5
40WJanuary 7, 19825–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 24–11–5
41WJanuary 9, 19823–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 25–11–5
42LJanuary 14, 19824–5 @ Boston Bruins (1981–82) 25–12–5
43TJanuary 17, 19822–2 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 25–12–6
44LJanuary 20, 19822–3 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 25–13–6
45WJanuary 21, 19826–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 26–13–6
46WJanuary 23, 19826–1 New York Rangers (1981–82) 27–13–6
47WJanuary 26, 19829–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 28–13–6
48WJanuary 27, 19826–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 29–13–6
49WJanuary 30, 19824–2 Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 30–13–6
50WFebruary 2, 19827–6 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 31–13–6
51WFebruary 4, 19825–2 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 32–13–6
52WFebruary 6, 19826–2 Detroit Red Wings (1981–82) 33–13–6
53WFebruary 7, 19827–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1981–82) 34–13–6
54WFebruary 11, 19828–2 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 35–13–6
55WFebruary 13, 19828–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 36–13–6
56WFebruary 14, 19829–1 @ Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 37–13–6
57WFebruary 16, 19826–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 38–13–6
58WFebruary 18, 19827–4 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 39–13–6
59WFebruary 20, 19823–2 Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 40–13–6
60LFebruary 21, 19823–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 40–14–6
61WFebruary 23, 19825–1 Chicago Black Hawks (1981–82) 41–14–6
62WFebruary 25, 19824–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 42–14–6
63TFebruary 27, 19825–5 Quebec Nordiques (1981–82) 42–14–7
64WMarch 1, 19829–5 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 43–14–7
65WMarch 2, 19826–3 Calgary Flames (1981–82) 44–14–7
66WMarch 4, 198210–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1981–82) 45–14–7
67WMarch 6, 19826–4 New York Rangers (1981–82) 46–14–7
68WMarch 9, 19826–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 47–14–7
69TMarch 10, 19824–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1981–82) 47–14–8
70LMarch 13, 19820–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1981–82) 47–15–8
71WMarch 17, 19825–2 @ Colorado Rockies (1981–82) 48–15–8
72TMarch 20, 19823–3 St. Louis Blues (1981–82) 48–15–9
73WMarch 21, 19823–2 @ Washington Capitals (1981–82) 49–15–9
74WMarch 23, 19828–1 Washington Capitals (1981–82) 50–15–9
75WMarch 25, 19823–1 Montreal Canadiens (1981–82) 51–15–9
76WMarch 27, 19825–4 Hartford Whalers (1981–82) 52–15–9
77WMarch 29, 19827–3 @ New York Rangers (1981–82) 53–15–9
78TApril 1, 19823–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 53–15–10
79WApril 3, 19826–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1981–82) 54–15–10
80LApril 4, 19822–7 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1981–82) 54–16–10

Player statsEdit

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 80 64 83 147 226917010
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 80 50 79 129 887018210
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 80 35 58 93 5748505
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 79 38 39 77 7539805
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 60 24 37 61 83381114
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 76 27 26 53 7727522
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 77 18 35 53 10023400
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 73 10 39 49 5030101
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 74 22 25 47 10313004
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 43 21 22 43 11428301
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 70 6 37 43 9935302
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 58 18 22 40 185233
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 68 12 27 39 204103
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 70 9 25 34 5126001
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 67 15 17 32 10-3151
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 72 9 20 29 3212031
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 73 1 20 21 8234000
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 75 1 18 19 5653000
Marini, HectorHector Marini RW 30 4 9 13 533101
Lane, GordGord Lane D 51 0 13 13 9826000
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 1 1 0 1 00000
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 46 0 1 1 240000
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 1 0 0 0 00000
Hawryliw, NeilNeil Hawryliw RW 1 0 0 0 00000
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 36 0 0 0 140000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2685 46 32 9 4 133 2.97 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 2115 36 22 7 6 114 3.23 0
Team: 4800 80 54 16 10 247 3.09 0
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 19 6 23 29 40202
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 19 17 10 27 0603
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 19 5 16 21 30300
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 19 9 7 16 36310
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 19 6 10 16 18101
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 13 1 14 15 9100
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 19 8 6 14 34403
Merrick, WayneWayne Merrick C 19 6 6 12 6001
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 19 6 5 11 12102
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 15 5 5 10 32000
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 19 5 5 10 57002
McEwen, MikeMike McEwen D 15 3 7 10 18200
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 19 2 6 8 36000
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 19 1 6 7 8010
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 19 2 4 6 16001
Carroll, BillyBilly Carroll C 19 2 2 4 8020
Lane, GordGord Lane D 19 0 4 4 61000
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 19 0 4 4 8000
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 4 1 1 2 2000
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 10 0 2 2 21000
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 3 0 0 0 0000
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 18 0 0 0 6000
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 1120 18 15 3 47 2.52 1
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 64 3 0 1 5 4.69 0
Team: 1184 19 15 4 52 2.64 1

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Record Winning StreakEdit

From January 21 to February 20 the Islanders set a National Hockey League record by winning 15 consecutive games. Since regular season overtime did not yet exist, all of these games had to be (and were) won in regulation time. The record was surpassed in 1993 by the Pittsburgh Penguins, who won 17 consecutive games, two of which were in overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

Patrick Division Semi-FinalsEdit

Islanders vs. Pittsburgh PenguinsEdit

The Islanders won the first two games of the best-of-5 series, outscoring Pittsburgh 15-3. The Penguins then came back to even the series with two victories of their own. In Game 5, the Islanders came from behind to win in overtime. The tying and winning goals were both scored by John Tonelli.

  • April 7 Islanders 8, Penguins 1
  • April 8 Islanders 7, Penguins 2
  • April 10 Penguins 2, Islanders 1(OT)
  • April 11 Penguins 5, Islanders 2
  • April 13 Islanders 4, Penguins 3(OT)

Islanders win series, 3 games to 2

Patrick Division FinalsEdit

Islanders vs. New York RangersEdit

After losing the opener, the Islanders came back to win the next three games and, eventually, the series in six. The key goals were Bryan Trottier's overtime winner of Game 3 and Dave Langevin's in the third period of Game 6 that proved to be the series clincher.

  • April 15 Rangers 5, Islanders 4
  • April 16 Islanders 7, Rangers 2
  • April 18 Islanders 4, Rangers 3(OT)
  • April 19 Islanders 5, Rangers 3
  • April 21 Rangers 4, Islanders 2
  • April 23 Islanders 5, Rangers 3

Islanders win series, 4 games to 2

Wales Conference FinalsEdit

Islanders vs. Quebec NordiquesEdit

The Islanders defeated the Nords decisively in the first two games played at the Nassau Coliseum. In Quebec, they won Game 3 in overtime on a goal scored by Wayne Merrick and finished the sweep three days later to advance to the Finals.

  • April 27 Islanders 4, Nordiques 1
  • April 29 Islanders 5, Nordiques 2
  • May 1 Islanders 5, Nordiques 4(OT)
  • May 4 Islanders 4, Nordiques 2

Islanders win series, 4 games to 0

Stanley Cup FinalsEdit

New York Islanders vs. Vancouver CanucksEdit

The Canucks had their best chance to win a game in the first one, as a Jim Nill short-handed marker gave them a 5–4 lead with only seven minutes to play in regulation time. However, the Islanders tied it when Mike Bossy banged home a loose puck after goaltender Richard Brodeur had collided with his own defenceman, Harold Snepsts, while trying to smother it. In the dying seconds of the first overtime period, Snepsts attempted to clear the puck up the middle, but it was intercepted by Bossy, who completed his hat trick with two seconds left on the clock to win the game for the Islanders. In game two, the Canucks led 4–3 after two periods, but the Isles came back to win again.

The series then shifted to Vancouver, where the Canucks were boosted by a boisterous, towel-waving Vancouver crowd and had a great first period, but failed to score on Billy Smith, who was brilliant. The Islanders went on to win 3–0, and then completed the sweep with a 3–1 victory on May 16 to win their third straight Cup.

Mike Bossy scored 7 goals in the four games and won the Conn Smythe Trophy.


Date Visitors Score Home Score Notes
May 8 Vancouver 5New York 6 OT
May 11 Vancouver 4 New York 6
May 13 New York3 Vancouver 0
May 16 New York3 Vancouver 1

Islanders win series, 4 games to 0

1982 New York Islanders Stanley Cup ChampionsEdit

Gord Lane, Jean Potvin, Denis Potvin, Stefan Persson, Tomas Jonsson, Mike McEwen, Ken Morrow, Dave Langevin, Brent Sutter, Duane Sutter, Clark Gillies, Hector Marini, Wayne Merrick, Bob Bourne, Bryan Trottier, Mike Bossy, Bob Nystrom, John Tonelli, Anders Kallur, Butch Goring, Billy Carroll, Roland Melanson, Billy Smith, Al Arbour(coach), Bill Torrey(general manager), Ron Waske, Jim Pickard(trainers)

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1981-82 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-13.
  2. National Hockey League Official Guide and Record Book 2006, p. 221, Dan Diamond & Associates, Toronto, Ontario, ISBN 0-920445-98-5

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Preceded by
New York Islanders
1981
New York Islanders
Stanley Cup Champions

1982
Succeeded by
New York Islanders
1983


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