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Stanley Cup Parade

The Islanders paraded the Stanley Cup down Hempstead Turnpike

May 28, 1980:
Three cheers for the champions! The Islanders proudly host a Stanley Cup parade and were hailed by crowds of fans along the parade route that stretched down Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale, NY.

Stanley Cup Final: Isles vs Flyers

May 24, 1980:
A dynasty is born! Bob Nystrom scores the Stanley Cup clinching goal at 7:11 of overtime in Game 6, as the Islanders win the first of four straight championships. This goal is widely considered the most important in Islanders history.
May 19, 1980:
The Cup is almost within reach, as the Islanders take a 3-1 series lead over the Flyers after a 5-2 win at the Coliseum. Clark Gillies paves the way with a three-point game (1G, 2A), and Bryan Trottier's 11th goal of the playoffs becomes the eventual game winner.

May 17, 1980:
The Islanders get one step closer to the Stanley Cup, as they dominate the Flyers in a 6-2 win in Game 3 at Nassau Coliseum, taking a 2-1 series lead. It's time to make way for the big guns, as Denis Potvin records four points (2G, 2A), and Mike Bossy steps in with one goal and two assists.
May 13, 1980:
It's showtime! In Game 1 against the Flyers at The Spectrum, Denis Potvin scores the winning goal in OT as the Isles squeak out a 4-3 victory. Potvin's game-winner caps a three-point night for the captain, while Mike Bossy secures a goal and an assist in the win.

Semi-Finals: Isles vs Sabres

May 10, 1980:
The Islanders are on fire! In an epic Empire State battle, the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-2 in Game 6 at the Coliseum. With a 4-2 series win, the Isles advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in the team's history!

May 1, 1980:
The Islanders score another big road win, as they take down the Sabres 2-1 in double-overtime for a 2-0 series lead. Bob Nystrom scores his first overtime goal of the playoffs at 1:20 of the second overtime, and this certainly won't be his last…

April 29, 1980:
The Islanders continue the quest for the Stanley Cup as they open the semifinal series and defeat the Sabres 4-1 in Game 1. Isles legends are in the making as John Tonelli secures the win with two goals in the second and third periods, and Mike Bossy scores the game-winning goal.

Second Round: Isles vs Bruins

April 22, 1980:
Victory is sweet! The Isles advance to the semifinals after eliminating the Bruins in Game 5 with a 4-2 win. The Isles trail 2-0 after the first period, but score four unanswered goals to seal the win.

April 19, 1980:
A 5-3 win over the Bruins in Game 3 gives the Islanders a 3-0 edge in the series. During this action-packed game, Bryan Trottier records four points, Bob Nystrom and Bob Bourne finish with three points apiece, and Clark Gillies scores two fights against the Bruins' Terry O'Reilly-all in a day's work.

April 16-17, 1980:
The Islanders heat up the ice on the road with a pair of OT wins in Games 1 and 2 at Boston to nab a 2-0 series lead. Clark Gillies scores the winning goal in overtime for a 2-1 win in Game 1 on April 16, 1980, while Bob Bourne netted the winner in a 5-4 overtime victory in Game 2 on April 17.

Preliminary Round: Islanders vs Kings

April 12, 1980:
A day later, on April 12, 1980, the Islanders hammer the Kings in a 6-0 shutout in Game 4 and win the series 3-1. Billy Smith records 20 saves in this series-clinching shutout, while John Tonelli adds three points to the victory. An NHL record is born, as this marks the first of 19-straight playoff series wins.

April 11, 1980:
Emotions are running high during Game 3, as the Islanders dig out of a 3-1 hole in the third period to beat the Kings 4-3 in OT. Butch Goring scores two points, including the tying goal, while Ken Morrow saves the game with the winning goal to give the Islanders a 2-1 edge in the series.

April 8, 1980:
The smell of victory is in the air on April 8, 1980. The Isles open the playoff run by dominating LA with an 8-1 win in Game 1, thanks to a hat trick courtesy of Bryan Trottier, and Butch Goring's assist versus his former team.