Happy 20th Anniversary New York Islanders 1980 Stanley Cup Champs.
At exactly 5:40 pm this evening, the Islanders will celebrate
the 20th anniversary of their first Stanley Cup. (The time in
the subject line comes from the Coliseum scoreboard that
glorious afternoon and represents the elapsed time since the
franchise was granted on June 6, 1972.)
A trip down memory lane...
0-1 Leach- Barber-MacLeish 7:21
1-1 Potvin-Trottier-Bossy 12:00
2-1 Sutter-Goring-Gillies 14:08
2-2 Propp-Holmgren-Linseman 18:58
3-2 Bossy-Trottier-Bourne 8:34
4-2 Nystrom-Tonelli 19:46
4-3 Dailey-Linseman-Holmgren 1:47
4-4 Paddock-Dupont-MacLeish 6:02
and with Bob Lawrence at the microphone on Isles radio...
"Henning at his own blue line and shoots it up to Tonelli.
Tonelli on the off wing...comes in front..the shot to
Nystrom...SCORE...Islanders win the Stanley Cup... Islanders win
the Stanley Cup...Bobby Nystrom scores the goal...and the
Islanders have won the Stanley Cup!"
5-4 Nystrom-Tonelli-Henning 7:11
Referee: Bob Myers
Linesmen: Leon Stickle & Ron Finn
Bryan Trottier won Conn Smythe.
It was the 2nd Cup in 4 year span to be won in OT--Jacques
Lemaire won Cup for Habs in OT in 1977.
Having watched the Canadian TV feed since then more than a
couple of times, I always enjoy hearing Bob Cole saying "and
Bobby Nystrom may never score a bigger goal"...after Ny scored
to give the Isles a 4-2 lead.