New York Islanders in History (Part 2)

Events in Sport

  • 1985-01-13 Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders

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1985-03-05 NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1986-01-02 Islanders right wing Mike Bossy scores his 499th and 500th career goals in the final 2:22 to lift the New York to a 7-5 victory over the Boston Bruins; 11th player in NHL history to score 500 goals
  • 1986-01-09 NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • 1986-01-24 NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
  • 1987-04-30 NY Islander Mike Bossy plays his final game
  • 1987-11-29 Ranger's Bob Frosse becomes 2nd goalie to score a goal (vs NY Islanders). It is later ruled that he should not be credited with goal.
  • 1988-03-10 NY Islanders celebrate Mike Bossy night

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1988-03-31 New York Islanders celebrate defenseman Denis Potvin's 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games at tribute night at Nassau Coliseum

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1988-04-06 NJ Devils' 1st playoff game; lose to NY Islanders 4-3 (OT) in 1st round
  • 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
  • 1988-10-24 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
  • 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
  • 1989-06-05 Billy Smith, last original NY Islander, retires

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1990-01-11 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
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Pat LaFontaine
  • 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

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1991-01-03 Wayne Gretzky becomes fastest and youngest player in NHL history to score 700 goals (886 games at age 29 years, 342 days) in LA Kings’ 6-3 win over the NY Islanders at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • 1991-06-21 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy are elected to the 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)
  • 1991-12-26 NY Islander Derek King ties NJ Devils 5-5 with ½ second left
  • 1992-02-01 Defenseman Denis Potvin's #5 becomes first number retired by NY Islanders; Potvin played entire 15 year NHL career in NY
  • 1992-03-03 Mike Bossy's #22 is 2nd # retired by NY Islanders
  • 1992-04-15 NY Islander, Al Arbour, coaches most NHL games (1,438)
  • 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

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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

NHL Star Pierre Turgeon
NHL Star
Pierre Turgeon
  • 1993-05-24 NHL Prince of Wales Conference Final: Montreal Canadians beat New York Islanders, 4 games to 1

  • 1993-06-25 NY Islander goalie Billy Smith elected to NHL Hall of Fame
  • 1993-08-11 NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke
  • 1994-04-24 NY Rangers sweep NY Islanders in NHL playoffs
  • 1995-04-01 New York Islanders retire Swedish right wing Bobby Nystrom's uniform #23
  • 1995-10-03 In a huge 3-way hockey trade, Claude Lemieux went to Colorado Avalanche, Steve Thomas to New Jersey Devils and Wendell Clark to the New York Islanders in a swap of high profile NHL forwards
  • 1995-10-07 Boston's Fleet Center opens, NY Islanders & Boston Bruins tie at 4-4
  • 1996-10-04 Left wing Mike Donnelly becomes first player in NHL history to play for all 3 New York teams (Sabres, Rangers & Islanders) when he suits up for the NY Islanders in a 1-0 loss in Los Angeles
  • 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
  • 2000-04-02 Atlanta center Ray Ferraro scores a goal and added 2 assists as the Thrashers end an NHL record 17-game home winless streak (0-15-2) with a 5-4 win against the visiting New York Islanders
  • 2001-03-01 Carolina center Ron Francis scores a goal on his 38th birthday in Hurricanes' 3-1 win over NY Islanders to become only the 2nd player in NHL history to score 50+ points for 20 straight seasons
  • 2004-03-02 Pittsburgh Penguins end their NHL record 14-game home losing streak when they tie the visiting New York Islanders, 3-3

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