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This Day in Isles History: May 24

Bobby Nystrom scores in overtime and the Islanders win their first Stanley Cup

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

May 24, 1980 - The dynasty is born! Bobby Nystrom scores at 7:11 of overtime from John Tonelli's cross-ice feed as the Isles beat the Flyers 5-4 in Game 6 to win their first Stanley Cup. Bryan Trottier wins the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP with 29 points (12G, 17A) through 21 games.

May 24 marks arguably the most important date in franchise history and the start of the Islanders four-straight Stanley Cups. To the guys on the ice, Nystrom's OT winner marked both excitement and relief. 

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World Championship Tracker

New York Islanders updates from the 2022 IIHF World Championships

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com
MAY 23

Team Canada, Team USA saddled with losses

Team USA was shut out 1-0 by Czechia on Monday, suffering their second loss of the tournament and first via shutout. 

Bellows finished the game with four shots in 16:18 TOI.

Team USA is fourth in Group B with a 2-2-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. 

Team Canada also suffered their second loss of the tournament on Monday, losing 3-2 to Denmark. Canada lost to Denmark for the first time in 73 years. 

Mathew Barzal was held off the scoresheet in the loss, but recorded four shots and went 7-4 in the faceoff circle in 16:53 TOI.

Canada is fourth in Group A with a 4-0-0-2 (W-OTW-OTL-L) record. 

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This Day in Isles History: May 22

Lou Lamoriello is hired as President of Hockey Ops in 2018, Isles beat Penguins in 2021

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

May 22, 2018 - Lou Lamoriello is hired as President of Hockey Operations.

Under Lamoriello, the Islanders have posted a 152-102-34 regular season record since the start of the 2018-19 campaign. The team has qualified for the playoffs in three of the four seasons, advancing to the second round in 2019 and the third round in both 2020 and 2021. Over that span, the Islanders 2.56 GA/GP is second in the NHL.

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This Day in Isles History: May 21

The Islanders win their second-straight Stanley Cup

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Islanders Win Second Stanley Cup

This Day in Isles History: Isles Win 2nd Stanley Cup

May 21, 1981 - The Islanders defeat the Minnesota North Stars in Game 5 to win their second Stanley Cup.

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May 21, 1981 - The Islanders win their second Stanley Cup, defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one. The Islanders beat Minnesota 5-1 in Game 5 to clinch the series. Butch Goring scored two goals in Game 5, putting the finishing touches on his Conn Smythe Trophy win. Goring won the Conn Smythe with 20 points (10G, 10A), including two game-winning goals, through 15 playoff games.

Video: This Day in Isles History: Isles Win 2nd Stanley Cup

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Maven's Memories: Terrific Pierre Turgeon

Stan Fischler profiles prolific scorer and gentleman Pierre Turgeon

by Stan Fischler @StanFischler / NewYorkIslanders.com

Now you see him, now you don't. 

That, in a sense, could sum up Pierre Turgeon's Islanders career -- punctuated by precision goals, adroitly-contrived assists and adulation galore.

The French-Canadian center's deft maneuvers were seen by hordes of enemy defensemen and -- whoops! -- he would disappear around them; either setting up a goal or illuminating the red light by himself.

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Playoffs Offer Valuable Experience for Bridgeport Islanders

Simon Holmström, Arnaud Durandeau and Aaty Räty got their first taste of Calder Cup Playoffs

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

It was no surprise to see Austin Czarnik and Chris Terry leading the Bridgeport Islanders offensively in their two rounds of action in the Calder Cup Playoffs. 

Czarnik posted an AHL-leading 10 points (3G, 7A) in six games in his fourth trip to the AHL postseason, which included a lengthy run with Providence in 2017. Terry recorded six points (2G 4A) in six games in this year's playoffs, upping his career total to 44 Calder Cup playoff games. 

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This Day in Isles History: May 17

The Islanders win their fourth-consecutive Stanley Cup

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

TDIIH: Isles Win 4th Stanley Cup

This Day in Isles History: Isles Win 4th Stanley Cup

May 17, 1983 - The Islanders completed a sweep of the Edmonton Oilers to win their fourth-straight Stanley Cup.

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May 17, 1983 - The Islanders win their fourth-straight cup with a sweep over the Edmonton Oilers. The Isles win 4-2 in Game 4 with goals from Bryan Trottier, John Tonelli, Mike Bossy and Ken Morrow. Goaltender Billy Smith wins the Conn Smythe Trophy after picking up 13 wins and two shutouts through 17 playoff games.

Video: This Day in Isles History: Isles Win 4th Stanley Cup

 

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Lambert Prepared for First Chance as Head Coach

Lane Lambert's extensive experience in NHL and AHL has prepared him for Islanders coaching job

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Lane Lambert had been preparing for a day like Monday for a long time. 

He'd worked for 11 years in the NHL as an Assistant and later an Associate Coach. He'd spent four years as a Head Coach in the American Hockey League, plus another two years as an assistant. Before that, the Melfort, SK, native was coaching in the Western Hockey League. 

All of that patience and preparation paid off, as Lambert was tapped as the newest Head Coach of the New York Islanders - his first NHL head coaching job.  

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7 Facts: Lane Lambert

Get to know the new Islanders Head Coach in the latest edition of 7 Facts

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

Lane Lambert was named the newest Head Coach of the New York Islanders on Monday. The Melfort, SK, native earned the promotion after being the Islanders Associate Coach for the past four seasons. 

Get to know the newest Islanders Head Coach in the latest edition of 7 Facts:

1.   Extensive Experience as NHL Assistant Coach

Lambert served as an Associate or Assistant Coach in the NHL since the 2011-12 season. He was an Assistant Coach in Nashville from 2011-14, an Assistant Coach in Washington from 2014-18 and an Associate Coach with the Islanders from 2018-22. 

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Lambert Named Head Coach

Lane Lambert has been named Head Coach

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders announced today that Lane Lambert has been named Head Coach.  

"I had the opportunity to work with Lane over the past four years, which includes spending time with him on a one-on-one basis when he served as the interim Head Coach this past season," Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said. "In my opinion, he is the right person to coach this team." 

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