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1981-82 New York Islanders Game-by-Game Results

National Hockey League (NHL)
Team Record: 54-16-10 - 118 points
Finishing 1st in the NHL's Patrick Division
Postseason: 15-4
Won Stanley Cup
Division Semi-Finals - Defeated Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2
Division Finals - Defeated New York Rangers 4-2
Conference Finals - Defeated Quebec Nordiques 4-0
Stanley Cup Finals - Defeated Vancouver Canucks 4-0
Coach: Al Arbour (54-16-10)
Location: New York, New York
1981-82 New York Islanders Statistics
1981-82 New York Islanders Roster

The New York Islanders of the National Hockey League ended the 1981-82 season with a record of 54 wins and 16 losses and 10 ties for 118 points, finishing first in the NHL's Patrick Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 15-4.

The Islanders scored 385 goals and allowed 250. Mike Bossy netted 64 goals for New York, while Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies and John Tonelli each tallied 30 or more also. Mike Bossy contributed 83 assists. Billy Smith earned 32 wins in front of the net for the squad, and Roland Melanson added 15 or more victories also. Billy Smith recorded a 2.97 goals against average, topping goaltenders with enough qualifying appearances.

Al Arbour coached the team. The 1981-82 New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup.

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Regular Season Goals For: 385
Regular Season Goals Against: 250

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 7, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Los Angeles Kings 1 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
October 10, 1981 New York Islanders 2 at Colorado Rockies 2 T 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 OT
October 14, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Pittsburgh Penguins 1 W 0-0-0 2-0-1 2-0-1
October 15, 1981 Vancouver Canucks 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 1-0-0 2-0-1 3-0-1
October 17, 1981 New York Rangers 4 at New York Islanders 5 W 2-0-0 2-0-1 4-0-1
October 20, 1981 Los Angeles Kings 9 at New York Islanders 6 L 2-1-0 2-0-1 4-1-1
October 23, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Washington Capitals 2 W 2-1-0 3-0-1 5-1-1
October 24, 1981 Washington Capitals 4 at New York Islanders 6 W 3-1-0 3-0-1 6-1-1
October 27, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 3 at New York Islanders 4 W 4-1-0 3-0-1 7-1-1
October 29, 1981 New York Islanders 6 at Hartford Whalers 6 T 4-1-0 3-0-2 7-1-2 OT
October 31, 1981 New York Islanders 2 at Montreal Canadiens 1 W 4-1-0 4-0-2 8-1-2
November 3, 1981 Calgary Flames 2 at New York Islanders 2 T 4-1-1 4-0-2 8-1-3 OT
November 7, 1981 Buffalo Sabres 6 at New York Islanders 2 L 4-2-1 4-0-2 8-2-3
November 10, 1981 New York Islanders 5 at Winnipeg Jets 3 W 4-2-1 5-0-2 9-2-3
November 11, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Toronto Maple Leafs 3 W 4-2-1 6-0-2 10-2-3
November 14, 1981 Edmonton Oilers 5 at New York Islanders 5 T 4-2-2 6-0-2 10-2-4 OT
November 15, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Philadelphia Flyers 5 L 4-2-2 6-1-2 10-3-4
November 17, 1981 New York Islanders 2 at Quebec Nordiques 7 L 4-2-2 6-2-2 10-4-4
November 21, 1981 New York Rangers 3 at New York Islanders 4 W 5-2-2 6-2-2 11-4-4
November 22, 1981 New York Islanders 7 at New York Rangers 2 W 5-2-2 7-2-2 12-4-4
November 24, 1981 Boston Bruins 1 at New York Islanders 3 W 6-2-2 7-2-2 13-4-4
November 26, 1981 St. Louis Blues 2 at New York Islanders 9 W 7-2-2 7-2-2 14-4-4
November 28, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at Boston Bruins 5 L 7-2-2 7-3-2 14-5-4
November 29, 1981 New York Islanders 2 at Buffalo Sabres 5 L 7-2-2 7-4-2 14-6-4
December 5, 1981 New York Islanders 8 at Minnesota North Stars 5 W 7-2-2 8-4-2 15-6-4
December 6, 1981 New York Islanders 2 at Winnipeg Jets 5 L 7-2-2 8-5-2 15-7-4
December 9, 1981 New York Islanders 3 at Vancouver Canucks 4 L 7-2-2 8-6-2 15-8-4
December 12, 1981 New York Islanders 3 at Calgary Flames 3 T 7-2-2 8-6-3 15-8-5 OT
December 13, 1981 New York Islanders 3 at Edmonton Oilers 4 L 7-2-2 8-7-3 15-9-5
December 15, 1981 Quebec Nordiques 7 at New York Islanders 10 W 8-2-2 8-7-3 16-9-5
December 17, 1981 Washington Capitals 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 9-2-2 8-7-3 17-9-5
December 19, 1981 Detroit Red Wings 1 at New York Islanders 5 W 10-2-2 8-7-3 18-9-5
December 20, 1981 New York Islanders 5 at Detroit Red Wings 3 W 10-2-2 9-7-3 19-9-5
December 22, 1981 Winnipeg Jets 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 11-2-2 9-7-3 20-9-5
December 26, 1981 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at New York Islanders 4 W 12-2-2 9-7-3 21-9-5
December 29, 1981 Montreal Canadiens 5 at New York Islanders 4 L 12-3-2 9-7-3 21-10-5
December 30, 1981 New York Islanders 4 at New York Rangers 6 L 12-3-2 9-8-3 21-11-5
January 2, 1982 Chicago Black Hawks 3 at New York Islanders 5 W 13-3-2 9-8-3 22-11-5
January 4, 1982 Vancouver Canucks 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 14-3-2 9-8-3 23-11-5
January 7, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 W 14-3-2 10-8-3 24-11-5
January 9, 1982 Philadelphia Flyers 1 at New York Islanders 3 W 15-3-2 10-8-3 25-11-5
January 14, 1982 New York Islanders 4 at Boston Bruins 5 L 15-3-2 10-9-3 25-12-5
January 17, 1982 New York Islanders 2 at Washington Capitals 2 T 15-3-2 10-9-4 25-12-6 OT
January 20, 1982 New York Islanders 2 at New York Rangers 3 L 15-3-2 10-10-4 25-13-6
January 21, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at New York Islanders 6 W 16-3-2 10-10-4 26-13-6
January 23, 1982 New York Rangers 1 at New York Islanders 6 W 17-3-2 10-10-4 27-13-6
January 26, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at New York Islanders 9 W 18-3-2 10-10-4 28-13-6
January 27, 1982 New York Islanders 6 at Pittsburgh Penguins 3 W 18-3-2 11-10-4 29-13-6
January 30, 1982 Minnesota North Stars 2 at New York Islanders 4 W 19-3-2 11-10-4 30-13-6
February 2, 1982 Washington Capitals 6 at New York Islanders 7 W 20-3-2 11-10-4 31-13-6
February 4, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at Washington Capitals 2 W 20-3-2 12-10-4 32-13-6
February 6, 1982 Detroit Red Wings 2 at New York Islanders 6 W 21-3-2 12-10-4 33-13-6
February 7, 1982 New York Islanders 7 at Buffalo Sabres 3 W 21-3-2 13-10-4 34-13-6
February 11, 1982 New York Islanders 8 at Chicago Black Hawks 2 W 21-3-2 14-10-4 35-13-6
February 13, 1982 Philadelphia Flyers 2 at New York Islanders 8 W 22-3-2 14-10-4 36-13-6
February 14, 1982 New York Islanders 9 at Hartford Whalers 1 W 22-3-2 15-10-4 37-13-6
February 16, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at New York Islanders 6 W 23-3-2 15-10-4 38-13-6
February 18, 1982 New York Islanders 7 at Philadelphia Flyers 4 W 23-3-2 16-10-4 39-13-6
February 20, 1982 Colorado Rockies 2 at New York Islanders 3 W 24-3-2 16-10-4 40-13-6
February 21, 1982 New York Islanders 3 at Pittsburgh Penguins 4 L 24-3-2 16-11-4 40-14-6
February 23, 1982 Chicago Black Hawks 1 at New York Islanders 5 W 25-3-2 16-11-4 41-14-6
February 25, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at New York Islanders 4 W 26-3-2 16-11-4 42-14-6
February 27, 1982 Quebec Nordiques 5 at New York Islanders 5 T 26-3-3 16-11-4 42-14-7 OT
March 1, 1982 New York Islanders 9 at Toronto Maple Leafs 5 W 26-3-3 17-11-4 43-14-7
March 2, 1982 Calgary Flames 3 at New York Islanders 6 W 27-3-3 17-11-4 44-14-7
March 4, 1982 Toronto Maple Leafs 1 at New York Islanders 10 W 28-3-3 17-11-4 45-14-7
March 6, 1982 New York Rangers 4 at New York Islanders 6 W 29-3-3 17-11-4 46-14-7
March 9, 1982 New York Islanders 6 at St. Louis Blues 4 W 29-3-3 18-11-4 47-14-7
March 10, 1982 New York Islanders 4 at Minnesota North Stars 4 T 29-3-3 18-11-5 47-14-8 OT
March 13, 1982 New York Islanders 0 at Los Angeles Kings 3 L 29-3-3 18-12-5 47-15-8
March 17, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at Colorado Rockies 2 W 29-3-3 19-12-5 48-15-8
March 20, 1982 St. Louis Blues 3 at New York Islanders 3 T 29-3-4 19-12-5 48-15-9 OT
March 21, 1982 New York Islanders 3 at Washington Capitals 2 W 29-3-4 20-12-5 49-15-9
March 23, 1982 Washington Capitals 1 at New York Islanders 8 W 30-3-4 20-12-5 50-15-9
March 25, 1982 Montreal Canadiens 1 at New York Islanders 3 W 31-3-4 20-12-5 51-15-9
March 27, 1982 Hartford Whalers 4 at New York Islanders 5 W 32-3-4 20-12-5 52-15-9
March 29, 1982 New York Islanders 7 at New York Rangers 3 W 32-3-4 21-12-5 53-15-9
April 1, 1982 New York Islanders 3 at Philadelphia Flyers 3 T 32-3-4 21-12-6 53-15-10 OT
April 3, 1982 Philadelphia Flyers 3 at New York Islanders 6 W 33-3-4 21-12-6 54-15-10
April 4, 1982 New York Islanders 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 7 L 33-3-4 21-13-6 54-16-10
April 7, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 1 at New York Islanders 8 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
April 8, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 2 at New York Islanders 7 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
April 10, 1982 New York Islanders 1 at Pittsburgh Penguins 2 L 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0 OT
April 11, 1982 New York Islanders 2 at Pittsburgh Penguins 5 L 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
April 13, 1982 Pittsburgh Penguins 3 at New York Islanders 4 W 3-0-0 0-2-0 3-2-0 OT
April 15, 1982 New York Rangers 5 at New York Islanders 4 L 3-1-0 0-2-0 3-3-0
April 16, 1982 New York Rangers 2 at New York Islanders 7 W 4-1-0 0-2-0 4-3-0
April 18, 1982 New York Islanders 4 at New York Rangers 3 W 4-1-0 1-2-0 5-3-0 OT
April 19, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at New York Rangers 3 W 4-1-0 2-2-0 6-3-0
April 21, 1982 New York Rangers 4 at New York Islanders 2 L 4-2-0 2-2-0 6-4-0
April 23, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at New York Rangers 3 W 4-2-0 3-2-0 7-4-0
April 27, 1982 Quebec Nordiques 1 at New York Islanders 4 W 5-2-0 3-2-0 8-4-0
April 29, 1982 Quebec Nordiques 2 at New York Islanders 5 W 6-2-0 3-2-0 9-4-0
May 1, 1982 New York Islanders 5 at Quebec Nordiques 4 W 6-2-0 4-2-0 10-4-0 OT
May 4, 1982 New York Islanders 4 at Quebec Nordiques 2 W 6-2-0 5-2-0 11-4-0
May 8, 1982 Vancouver Canucks 5 at New York Islanders 6 W 7-2-0 5-2-0 12-4-0 OT
May 11, 1982 Vancouver Canucks 4 at New York Islanders 6 W 8-2-0 5-2-0 13-4-0
May 13, 1982 New York Islanders 3 at Vancouver Canucks 0 W 8-2-0 6-2-0 14-4-0
May 16, 1982 New York Islanders 3 at Vancouver Canucks 1 W 8-2-0 7-2-0 15-4-0