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New York Islanders 1979-80 to 1982-83
"You're not supposed to enjoy the playoffs. It's supposed to be work." - Denis Potvin
"This is a team with tremendous desire. If we keep that desire we will never lose the Cup." - Mike Bossy.
"Our guys are never satisfied. Who knows how long they will keep it up?" - Islanders' GM Bill Torrey.
On April 13, 1982, the Islanders faced playoff elimination, trailing 3-1 to the Penguins with under six minutes to play in the third. New York scored twice in the period and won the game and series in overtime.
The New York Islanders were the first team from the United States to win four consecutive cups.
The Islanders took just eight years to evolve from expansion team to a Stanley Cup champion.

Stanley Cups: 4 consecutive

Stanley Cup Finals Record: 16-3

Regular Season Winning %: .648

Regular Season 1st-Place Finishes: 2

Individual Trophy Winners: 7

Individuals Selected To All-Star Teams: 8

Hockey Hall of Fame Members: (7)
Al Arbour, Mike Bossy, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith, Bill Torrey, Bryan Trottier

Players On All 4 Stanley Cup Winners: (16)
Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Butch Goring, Anders Kallur, Gord Lane, Dave Langevin, Wayne Merrick, Ken Morrow, Bob Nystrom, Stefan Persson, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith, Duane Sutter, John Tonelli, Bryan Trottier

Key Team Records:

Most Wins: 54 (1981-82)
Most Points: 118 (1981-82)
Most Goals: 385 (1981-82)

Key Individual Records:
Most Points: 147 (Mike Bossy in 1981-82)

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