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Islanders - Notable Historical Events

Denis PotvinOct 14, 1978

Mike BossyNov 11, 1980

Wayne GretzkyApr 17, 1983

Pierre TurgeonApr 28, 1993

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Islanders - Historical Events
Date Event
1772-06-10

Burning of British revenue cutter Gaspée by Rhode Islanders

1856-06-08

Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island

1971-12-30

Long Island NHL franchise purchased (NY Islanders)

1972-09-27

1st game at Nassau Coliseum, Rangers beat Islanders 6-4 (exhibition)

1972-10-07

1st season game at Nassau Coliseum, Flames-3, Islanders-2

1972-10-17

1st time Islanders shut-out-5-0 vs Penguins

1972-11-04

Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders

1972-11-22

Flyers start Islanders on 15 game winless streak

1972-12-23

Islanders end 15 games winless streak

1972-12-27

LA Kings start Islanders on 12 game losing streak

1973-01-18

Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak

1973-02-04

Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game

1973-02-07

1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0

1973-02-10

2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0

1973-02-20

10th time Islanders shut-out-4-0 vs Penguins

1973-03-31

Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

1973-10-27

1st time Islanders beat Rangers-3-2

1974-02-06

3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0

1974-03-03

Despite Billy Harris' hat trick Islanders lose 3-4

1974-10-28

1st time 2 Islanders hat trick in same game-MacMillian & Westfall

1974-11-30

20th time Islanders shut-out (3-0 vs Canucks)

1975-02-08

Caps only got one shot in a period against Islanders

1975-03-29

Only 2nd time Islanders beat Rangers

1975-04-10

Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

1975-12-17

1st time NY Islanders shut-out NY Rangers, 3-0-Billy Smith's 5th

1977-01-16

Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders

1977-02-06

4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0

1977-03-03

Islanders allow Red Wings only 11 shots on goal

1977-11-19

Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 3rd penalty shot against Islanders

1978-01-28

Ranger's Don Murdoch failed on 4th penalty shot against Islanders

1978-03-07

Canuck's Ron Sedlbauer fails on 5th penalty shot against Islanders

1978-03-20

Flyers' Rick MacLeash scores on 6th penalty shot against Islanders

1978-10-14

Despite Denis Potvin hat trick in 3:21 Islanders lose 7-10 making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-22-2-1

1978-10-17

NY Islanders start a streak of 23 undefeated games at home (15-0-8)

1978-10-18

NY Islanders 1st scoreless tie, vs LA Kings

1978-10-24

NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders

1978-11-04

Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3)

1978-12-05

Islanders took 28 shots in 1 period vs Penguins Penguins' Ross Lonsberry failed on 7th penalty shot against Islanders

1978-12-10

Islanders ends 15 game undefeated streak (12-0-3) to Canadians

1978-12-23

Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period

1979-01-17

NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers

1979-01-27

Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)

1979-10-27

Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds

1979-11-24

Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders

1979-12-23

NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks

1979-12-29

Red Army beats NY Islanders 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum

1980-01-26

Islanders & Whalers play a NHL penalty-free game

1980-02-12

NY Islanders 2nd scoreless tie, vs Winnipeg Jets

1980-02-24

Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

1980-03-12

NY Islanders 3rd scoreless tie, vs Pittsburgh Penguin

1980-05-01

Sabres & Islanders play to 1:20 of 5th period in a playoff

1980-05-08

Sabres take only 15 shots, Islanders 22, in a playoff game

1980-05-15

Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

1980-05-24

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Phila Flyers, 4 games to 2

1980-11-04

Islanders start 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2)

1980-11-11

Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

1980-12-04

Islanders end 15 game undefeated streak (13-0-2) (Col Rockies)

1980-12-31

NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Chicago Black Hawks

1981-01-24

Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

1981-02-25

Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders

1981-02-25

NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames

1981-03-03

NY Islanders & Edmonton Oilers play to an 8-8 tie

1981-04-08

Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs

1981-05-17

Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

1981-05-21

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders beat Minnesota North Stars, 4 games to 1

1982-01-02

Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins

1982-01-21

NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak

1982-01-26

Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins

1982-02-20

NY Islanders wins then NHL record 15th straight game

1982-05-16

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Vancouver Canucks in 4 games

1982-10-14

Islanders assessed 108 penality minutes Penguins 125 (233 total)

1982-10-14

NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

1982-11-11

30th time Islanders shut-out-2-0 vs North Stars

1982-11-23

NY Islanders & Minn North Stars play to an 8-8 tie

1982-11-27

5th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 3-0

1983-04-17

Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1983-05-17

Stanley Cup: NY Islanders sweep Edmonton Oilers in 4 games

1983-10-08

Washington Capitals 1st NHL overtime game losing to NY Islanders 8-7

1983-12-20

NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins

1983-12-22

Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps

1984-01-26

Nordiques' Michel Goulet scored on 9th penalty shot against Islanders

1984-03-03

NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

1984-05-19

Stanley Cup: Edmonton Oilers beat NY Islanders, 4 games to 1

1984-10-13

Blackhawk Bill Gardner scores on 10th penalty shot against Islanders

1984-11-01

Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

1984-11-17

Islanders score 20 assists against Rangers

1984-11-18

Flyers' Ron Sutter fails on 11th penalty shot against Islanders

1984-12-29

Blues took 27 shots against Islanders in 1 period

1985-01-13

Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders

1986-01-09

NY Islanders greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins

1988-03-10

NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

1988-03-31

NY Islanders celebrate Denis Potvin night

1988-04-09

Devils 3-0 over Islanders-Devils lead 2-1 in 1st round

1988-04-10

Islanders beat Devils 5-4 (OT) 1st round tied at 2-2

1988-04-12

Devils 4-2 over Islanders-Devils lead 3-2 in 1st round

1988-04-14

Devils 6-5 over Islanders-Devils take 1st round 4-2

1988-12-01

NY Islanders greatest shutout lose (8-0) vs St Louis Blues

1988-12-07

NY Islanders fire Simpson, Arbour new coach

1988-12-17

NY Islanders break 12 game losing streak, beat Devils 5-2

1988-12-29

Soviet Red Army Team edges NY Islanders, 3-2 at Nassau Coliseum

1990-04-05

NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 2-1 in 1st game of preliminary

1990-04-07

NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 5-2, Rangers lead 2-0 in preliminary

1990-04-09

NY Islanders beat NY Rangers 4-3 in double overtime-Rangers lead 2-1

1990-04-11

NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-1, Rangers lead 3-1 in preliminary

1990-04-13

NY Rangers beat NY Islanders 6-5, Rangers win preliminary, 4-1

1991-01-03

LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders

1991-06-21

NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1991-09-27

1st scheduled NHL exhibition game in St Petersburg Fla, is cancelled due to poor ice conditions (NY Islanders vs Boston Bruins)

1992-02-01

Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

1992-03-03

Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders

1993-02-20

NY Islanders retire Billy Smith's number 31

1993-04-10

Ottawa Senators win 1st road game (Islanders) after 38 straight loses

1993-04-28

NY Islanders beat Wash Caps 4 to 1 in playoffs, Caps Dale Hunter attacks Pierre Turgeon after scoring, in hockey's worst cheap shot

1994-04-24

NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs

1995-04-01

NY Islanders retire Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23

1995-10-07

Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4

1997-09-13

Carolina Hurricane's 1st exhibition game beat NY Islanders 4-1

1997-11-20

NY Islanders lose, beginning a 10 game losing streak

1998-02-26

Steven M Gluckstern completes sale of NY Islanders

1998-10-14

NY Islanders beat Tampa Bay, 7-1, to end 11 game winless streak

1998-11-12

NY Islanders tie Detroit Red Wings 1-1, to end 10 game losing streak

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Islanders - Notable Birthdays

Bryan TrottierJul 17, 1956

Mike BossyJan 22, 1957

Ron HextallMay 3, 1964

Pat LaFontaineFeb 22, 1965

Pierre TurgeonAug 28, 1969

Islanders - Birthdays
Date Event
1881-01-17

Alfred R Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders)

1950-12-12

Billy Smith, Ontario, NHL goaltender (NY Islanders)

1952-10-10

Bob Nystrom, NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games

1953-10-29

Denis Potvin, NHL: New York Islanders 10 Greatest Games

1956-07-17

Bryan Trottier, Val Marie Saskatchewan, NHL Center (NY Islanders)

1957-01-22

Mike Bossy, Montreal Quebec, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game

1959-02-10

Tonga, [Uliuli Fifita], wrestler (WCW/WAR/WWF, Ming, Haku, Islanders)

1963-10-03

Patrick Flatley, Ontario, right winger (NY Islanders, Oly-4 gold-1988)

1964-01-14

Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)

1964-01-25

Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)

1964-05-03

Ron Hextall, Brandon Manitoba, NHL goalie (Phila Flyers, NY Islanders)

1965-02-22

Pat LaFontaine, St Louis Missouri, NHL center (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers)

1965-02-28

Mikko Makela, Tampere Finland, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1966-02-11

Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)

1966-02-22

Brent Severyn, Vegreville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1966-10-25

Wendel Clark, Kelvington, NHL left wing (Toronto, NY Islanders)

1967-02-11

Derek King, Hamilton, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1967-03-17

Chris Luongo, Detroit, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1967-08-11

Brad Dalgarno, Vancouver, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1967-10-11

Dennis Vaske, Rockford, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1968-04-30

Richard Pilon, Saskatoon, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1969-06-12

Mathieu Schneider, NYC, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders, Toronto)

1969-07-17

Tommy Soderstrom, Stockholm SWE, NHL goalie (Sweden, NY Islanders)

1969-08-28

Pierre Turgeon, Rouyn Quebec, NHL center (NY Islanders, Montreal Canadiens)

1970-04-11

Trevor Linden, Medicine Hat, NHL right wing (Canucks, NY Islanders)

1970-05-20

Niklas Andersson, Kungalv SWE, NHL forward (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)

1970-06-02

Marty Mcinnis, Weymouth, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1970-12-20

Travis Green, Castlegar, NHL center (NY Islanders)

1971-02-01

Tommy Salo, Surahammar SWE, NHL goalie (Team Sweden, NY Islanders)

1971-05-20

Niklas Andersson, Kungalv Swe, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1971-06-25

Robert Reichel, Litinov CZE, hockey forward (NY Islanders, Oly-G-98)

1971-10-05

Dan Plante, Hayward, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1972-05-05

Zigmund Palffy, Skalica Slo, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1972-10-16

Darius Kasparaitis, Elektrenai Lit, NHL defenseman (Islanders, Pitts)

1972-10-22

Scott Lachance, Charlottesville, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1973-04-23

Derek Armstrong, Ottawa, NHL center (NY Islanders)

1973-05-19

Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)

1974-03-04

Jarrett Deuling, Vernon, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1974-05-14

Ken Belanger, Sault-ste-marie Ca, NHL left wing (NY Islanders)

1975-02-02

Todd Bertuzzi, Sudbury, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1975-06-08

Bryan McCabe, St Catherines, NHL defenseman (NY Islanders)

1975-11-04

Eric Fichaud, Anjou Canada, NHL goalie (NY Islanders)

1975-12-02

Brett Lindros, London, NHL right wing (NY Islanders)

1977-03-05

Bryan Berard, NHL defenseman (Team USA Oly-1998, NY Islanders)

Islanders - Deaths
Date Event
1955-10-24

Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, British Anthropologist (Structural Functionalism and studies of Andaman Islanders and Australian Aborigines), dies at 74

1982-10-24

James Philbrook, actor (Islanders, Investigators), dies at 58

2018-05-04

New York Islanders Legend Bill Torrey Dies At 83


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