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1979-80 New York Islanders Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 39-28-13 - 91 points
Finishing 2nd in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 15-6
Won Stanley Cup
Preliminary - Defeated Los Angeles Kings 3-1
Quarter-Finals - Defeated Boston Bruins 4-1
Semi-Finals - Defeated Buffalo Sabres 4-2
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
Coach: Al Arbour (39-28-13)
Location: New York, New York
1979-80 New York Islanders Statistics
1979-80 New York Islanders Roster

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 39 wins and 28 losses and 13 ties for 91 points, finishing second in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 15-6.

The Islanders scored 281 goals and conceded 247. Mike Bossy netted 51 goals for New York, while Bryan Trottier tallied 30 or more also. Bryan Trottier accounted for 62 assists. Glenn Resch earned 23 wins in front of the net for the squad, plus Billy Smith added 15 or more wins, too. Billy Smith recorded a 2.95 goals against average, topping goalies with significant playing time.

Al Arbour coached the team. The 1979-80 New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup.

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Regular Season Goals For: 281
Regular Season Goals Against: 247

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
October 13, 1979 Buffalo Sabres 5 at New York Islanders 2 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
October 16, 1979 Atlanta Flames 1 at New York Islanders 5 W 1-1-0 0-1-0 1-2-0
October 18, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Boston Bruins 3 L 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
October 20, 1979 Hartford Whalers 1 at New York Islanders 6 W 2-1-0 0-2-0 2-3-0
October 23, 1979 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New York Islanders 3 T 2-1-1 0-2-0 2-3-1 OT
October 26, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Hartford Whalers 1 W 2-1-1 1-2-0 3-3-1
October 27, 1979 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at New York Islanders 6 W 3-1-1 1-2-0 4-3-1
October 31, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Vancouver Canucks 2 T 3-1-1 1-2-1 4-3-2 OT
November 2, 1979 New York Islanders 5 at Edmonton Oilers 7 L 3-1-1 1-3-1 4-4-2
November 4, 1979 New York Islanders 4 at Winnipeg Jets 4 T 3-1-1 1-3-2 4-4-3 OT
November 6, 1979 Los Angeles Kings 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 4-1-1 1-3-2 5-4-3
November 9, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Atlanta Flames 5 L 4-1-1 1-4-2 5-5-3
November 10, 1979 Philadelphia Flyers 5 at New York Islanders 2 L 4-2-1 1-4-2 5-6-3
November 13, 1979 New York Rangers 5 at New York Islanders 10 W 5-2-1 1-4-2 6-6-3
November 17, 1979 Detroit Red Wings 5 at New York Islanders 4 L 5-3-1 1-4-2 6-7-3
November 20, 1979 New York Islanders 3 at St. Louis Blues 6 L 5-3-1 1-5-2 6-8-3
November 21, 1979 New York Islanders 1 at Minnesota North Stars 3 L 5-3-1 1-6-2 6-9-3
November 24, 1979 New York Islanders 4 at Los Angeles Kings 4 T 5-3-1 1-6-3 6-9-4 OT
November 28, 1979 New York Islanders 4 at Colorado Rockies 7 L 5-3-1 1-7-3 6-10-4
November 30, 1979 New York Islanders 3 at Edmonton Oilers 5 L 5-3-1 1-8-3 6-11-4
December 2, 1979 New York Islanders 4 at Winnipeg Jets 0 W 5-3-1 2-8-3 7-11-4
December 4, 1979 Vancouver Canucks 5 at New York Islanders 1 L 5-4-1 2-8-3 7-12-4
December 6, 1979 Boston Bruins 3 at New York Islanders 4 W 6-4-1 2-8-3 8-12-4
December 8, 1979 New York Islanders 6 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 W 6-4-1 3-8-3 9-12-4
December 9, 1979 New York Islanders 4 at New York Rangers 5 L 6-4-1 3-9-3 9-13-4
December 11, 1979 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 7-4-1 3-9-3 10-13-4
December 12, 1979 New York Islanders 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 T 7-4-1 3-9-4 10-13-5 OT
December 15, 1979 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at New York Islanders 3 T 7-4-2 3-9-4 10-13-6 OT
December 18, 1979 Colorado Rockies 2 at New York Islanders 3 W 8-4-2 3-9-4 11-13-6
December 22, 1979 Washington Capitals 1 at New York Islanders 2 W 9-4-2 3-9-4 12-13-6
December 23, 1979 New York Islanders 0 at Chicago Black Hawks 8 L 9-4-2 3-10-4 12-14-6
December 27, 1979 New York Islanders 7 at Montreal Canadiens 3 W 9-4-2 4-10-4 13-14-6
December 30, 1979 New York Islanders 2 at Detroit Red Wings 4 L 9-4-2 4-11-4 13-15-6
January 2, 1980 New York Islanders 3 at Toronto Maple Leafs 1 W 9-4-2 5-11-4 14-15-6
January 3, 1980 Pittsburgh Penguins 4 at New York Islanders 3 L 9-5-2 5-11-4 14-16-6
January 5, 1980 St. Louis Blues 1 at New York Islanders 3 W 10-5-2 5-11-4 15-16-6
January 8, 1980 Vancouver Canucks 0 at New York Islanders 3 W 11-5-2 5-11-4 16-16-6
January 9, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Buffalo Sabres 3 L 11-5-2 5-12-4 16-17-6
January 12, 1980 Washington Capitals 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 12-5-2 5-12-4 17-17-6
January 15, 1980 Winnipeg Jets 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 13-5-2 5-12-4 18-17-6
January 17, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 at New York Islanders 9 W 14-5-2 5-12-4 19-17-6
January 19, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 1 at New York Islanders 3 W 15-5-2 5-12-4 20-17-6
January 22, 1980 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 2 W 16-5-2 5-12-4 21-17-6
January 23, 1980 New York Islanders 5 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 16-5-2 6-12-4 22-17-6
January 26, 1980 Hartford Whalers 2 at New York Islanders 3 W 17-5-2 6-12-4 23-17-6
January 27, 1980 New York Islanders 1 at Washington Capitals 7 L 17-5-2 6-13-4 23-18-6
January 29, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 2 at New York Islanders 2 T 17-5-3 6-13-4 23-18-7 OT
January 31, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Boston Bruins 4 L 17-5-3 6-14-4 23-19-7
February 2, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 2 at New York Islanders 3 W 18-5-3 6-14-4 24-19-7
February 3, 1980 New York Islanders 3 at Hartford Whalers 5 L 18-5-3 6-15-4 24-20-7
February 7, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 19-5-3 6-15-4 25-20-7
February 9, 1980 Quebec Nordiques 0 at New York Islanders 5 W 20-5-3 6-15-4 26-20-7
February 12, 1980 Winnipeg Jets 0 at New York Islanders 0 T 20-5-4 6-15-4 26-20-8 OT
February 14, 1980 New York Islanders 5 at Colorado Rockies 3 W 20-5-4 7-15-4 27-20-8
February 16, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Los Angeles Kings 3 L 20-5-4 7-16-4 27-21-8
February 17, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Vancouver Canucks 4 L 20-5-4 7-17-4 27-22-8
February 19, 1980 Toronto Maple Leafs 6 at New York Islanders 4 L 20-6-4 7-17-4 27-23-8
February 21, 1980 Minnesota North Stars 5 at New York Islanders 2 L 20-7-4 7-17-4 27-24-8
February 23, 1980 New York Islanders 3 at St. Louis Blues 2 W 20-7-4 8-17-4 28-24-8
February 24, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at New York Rangers 8 L 20-7-4 8-18-4 28-25-8
February 27, 1980 New York Islanders 5 at Quebec Nordiques 3 W 20-7-4 9-18-4 29-25-8
March 1, 1980 Detroit Red Wings 4 at New York Islanders 3 L 20-8-4 9-18-4 29-26-8
March 2, 1980 New York Islanders 0 at Pittsburgh Penguins 0 T 20-8-4 9-18-5 29-26-9 OT
March 4, 1980 Edmonton Oilers 4 at New York Islanders 6 W 21-8-4 9-18-5 30-26-9
March 6, 1980 New York Islanders 5 at Philadelphia Flyers 2 W 21-8-4 10-18-5 31-26-9
March 8, 1980 Boston Bruins 5 at New York Islanders 3 L 21-9-4 10-18-5 31-27-9
March 9, 1980 New York Islanders 1 at Washington Capitals 3 L 21-9-4 10-19-5 31-28-9
March 11, 1980 Colorado Rockies 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 22-9-4 10-19-5 32-28-9
March 15, 1980 St. Louis Blues 2 at New York Islanders 6 W 23-9-4 10-19-5 33-28-9
March 16, 1980 New York Islanders 6 at Chicago Black Hawks 1 W 23-9-4 11-19-5 34-28-9
March 18, 1980 Atlanta Flames 3 at New York Islanders 6 W 24-9-4 11-19-5 35-28-9
March 22, 1980 Chicago Black Hawks 4 at New York Islanders 4 T 24-9-5 11-19-5 35-28-10 OT
March 23, 1980 New York Islanders 1 at Buffalo Sabres 1 T 24-9-5 11-19-6 35-28-11 OT
March 25, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 25-9-5 11-19-6 36-28-11
March 28, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Montreal Canadiens 2 T 25-9-5 11-19-7 36-28-12 OT
March 30, 1980 New York Islanders 9 at Quebec Nordiques 6 W 25-9-5 12-19-7 37-28-12
April 1, 1980 New York Islanders 1 at Minnesota North Stars 1 T 25-9-5 12-19-8 37-28-13 OT
April 4, 1980 New York Islanders 7 at Atlanta Flames 3 W 25-9-5 13-19-8 38-28-13
April 5, 1980 New York Rangers 1 at New York Islanders 2 W 26-9-5 13-19-8 39-28-13
April 8, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 1 at New York Islanders 8 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 9, 1980 Los Angeles Kings 6 at New York Islanders 3 L 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0
April 11, 1980 New York Islanders 4 at Los Angeles Kings 3 W 1-1-0 1-0-0 2-1-0 OT
April 12, 1980 New York Islanders 6 at Los Angeles Kings 0 W 1-1-0 2-0-0 3-1-0
April 16, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Boston Bruins 1 W 1-1-0 3-0-0 4-1-0 OT
April 17, 1980 New York Islanders 5 at Boston Bruins 4 W 1-1-0 4-0-0 5-1-0 OT
April 19, 1980 Boston Bruins 3 at New York Islanders 5 W 2-1-0 4-0-0 6-1-0
April 21, 1980 Boston Bruins 4 at New York Islanders 3 L 2-2-0 4-0-0 6-2-0 OT
April 22, 1980 New York Islanders 4 at Boston Bruins 2 W 2-2-0 5-0-0 7-2-0
April 29, 1980 New York Islanders 4 at Buffalo Sabres 1 W 2-2-0 6-0-0 8-2-0
May 1, 1980 New York Islanders 2 at Buffalo Sabres 1 W 2-2-0 7-0-0 9-2-0 2OT
May 3, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 4 at New York Islanders 7 W 3-2-0 7-0-0 10-2-0
May 6, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 7 at New York Islanders 4 L 3-3-0 7-0-0 10-3-0
May 8, 1980 New York Islanders 0 at Buffalo Sabres 2 L 3-3-0 7-1-0 10-4-0
May 10, 1980 Buffalo Sabres 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 4-3-0 7-1-0 11-4-0
May 13, 1980 New York Islanders 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 W 4-3-0 8-1-0 12-4-0 OT
May 15, 1980 New York Islanders 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 8 L 4-3-0 8-2-0 12-5-0
May 17, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at New York Islanders 6 W 5-3-0 8-2-0 13-5-0
May 19, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 6-3-0 8-2-0 14-5-0
May 22, 1980 New York Islanders 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 6 L 6-3-0 8-3-0 14-6-0
May 24, 1980 Philadelphia Flyers 4 at New York Islanders 5 W 7-3-0 8-3-0 15-6-0 OT