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The New York Islanders joined the NHL in 1972 during the league’s attempt to keep a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise off Long Island. The Islanders had near-immediate success, making the playoffs in their third season, which started a streak of 13 consecutive postseason appearances. During that streak, they won four straight Stanley Cups—1980, 1981, 1982, and 1983—and went to another Stanley Cup Final in 1984. The Islanders of the early 1980s remain one of the greatest dynasties in NHL history. 

New York Islanders’ 2023-24 Milestone Watch

While the New York Islanders training camp got underway this week, the club will look very similar to the roster they iced during their first-round playoff exit against the Carolina Hurricanes. The absence of Zach Parise creates an opening in the bottom six that new additions Julien Gauthier and Karson Kuhlman will likely battle for with Hudson Fasching and prospect William Dufour. The mark of a new campaign always comes with excitement for fans and players alike, and the 2023-24 NHL season is no different for Islanders’ faithful. It will mark the first entire campaign with Bo Horvat and Pierre…

Today in Hockey History: Sept. 23

Sept. 23 will be remembered for having the first woman to ever play in a NHL game take to the ice. Also, a group with a lot of Stanley Cup rings took their place in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The greatest U.S.-born scorer in league history called it a career. Finally, the league’s first trip to China came to a successful end. So, let’s hop aboard the THW time machine to relive all the best moments from this date. Rheaume Makes History Manon Rheaume may not be the greatest player in women’s hockey history, but she sure is a…

Top 5 New York Islanders’ Overtime Goals

For the New York Islanders, a franchise that was born during the NHL’s second wave of expansion, designed to keep the NHL’s then-rival World Hockey Association (WHA) at bay, this is a team that had to pull itself out of the shadow of the richer, more established New York team, the New York Rangers. It didn’t take them long to do so. While all these goals led to a victory, these overtime goals hold a significance that goes beyond mere victories. They are not just game winners; they helped to excite the fan base and expand the team’s legend.  Related:…

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Islanders FAQ

What year were the New York Islanders founded?

The New York Islanders joined the NHL in 1972.

When did the New York Islanders play their first game?

The Islanders’ first game was played on Oct. 7, 1972, against the Atlanta Flames and resulted in a 3-2 loss.

Who is the current head coach of the New York Islanders?

Lane Lambert is the current head coach for the New York Islanders.