- 1980 Stanley Cup Finals
Infobox Stanley Cup Final
New York Islanders
Andy Van Hellemond, Wally Harris, Bob Myers
Bob Nystrom(7:11, OT,G6)
May 13– May 24
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum) (3,4,6)
Philadelphia(The Spectrum) (1,2,5)
Bryan Trottier(New York Islanders)
networks=CBC (Canada-English), SRC (Canada-French), Hughes (United States, Games 1–5), CBS (United States, Game 6)The 1980 Stanley Cup Finals were played from
May 13to May 24, 1980between the New York Islandersin their first Finals appearance and the Philadelphia Flyers, in their fourth Finals appearance. The Islanders would win the best-of-seven series four games to two, to win their first Stanley Cup, the second for a post-1967 expansion team.
Paths to the Final
New York defeated the
Los Angeles Kings3–1, the Boston Bruins4–1 and the Buffalo Sabres4–2 to advance to the finals. Philadelphia defeated the Edmonton Oilers3–0, the New York Rangers4–1 and the Minnesota North Stars4–1 to make it to the finals.
Denis Potvinwould score the first power-play overtime goal in Stanley Cup history in game one. Bob Nystromwould score the Cup winner in overtime in game six, his fourth career overtime goal. Ken Morrowjoined the team after winning the Olympic gold medal and added the Stanley Cupto cap a remarkable season.
Game six was televised in the United States by the
CBSnetwork, as a special edition of its " CBS Sports Spectacular" anthology series. This would be the last NHL game to air on U.S. network television until 1990. As of 2008, it is also the last Stanley Cup Final game to be played in the afternoon (earlier than 5:00 local time). New York Islandersvs. Philadelphia Flyers
"New York wins the series 4–2."
Bryan Trottierwon the Conn Smythe Trophyas playoff MVP."
New York Islanders 1980 Stanley Cup champions
Stanley Cup champion
*7 Stefan Persson
*31 Billy Smith
Bill Torrey(President/General Manager)
Al Arbour(Head Coach), Bill MacMillan(Ass't Coach)
Jim Devellano(Chief Scout), Gerry Ehman(Western Scout)
*Harry Boyd, Maurice Sabageno (Scouts)
*Ron Waske (Trainer), Jim Pickard (Ass't Trainer)
*Steve Corais (Director of Public Relations)^.
* †Alex McKendry played two regular season and six playoff games, but did not play in the finals. †Jean Potvin played 32 regular season games, but did not play in the playoffs. Both names were engraved on the Stanley Cup, even though they did not officially qualify.
*Ken Morrow became the first player to win the Olympic Gold (with Team United States), and Stanley Cup (with New York Islanders) in the same year.^-Steve Corais was included on the team, but name was left off the Stanley Cup.|
List of Stanley Cup champions
1979–80 NHL season
* Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books, 12, 50. ISBN 1–55168–261–3.
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