The Vegas Golden Knights are going to the Stanley Cup Final, something the New York Islanders haven’t done in 34 years.
Playoff success hasn’t been there for the New York Islanders, especially over the last 25 years. Over that time the Islanders have just one playoff series win which came in April of 2016 against the Florida Panthers.
George Mcphee’s Golden Knights have now advanced to the Stanley Cup in their first year in the league. Before we get into the comparison to the Islanders I just have to tip my cap to Vegas for this amazing story. We’ve never seen anything like this before.
It’s been 34 years since the Islanders last reached the Stanley Cup Final. Almost 40 years ago at this point, the Islanders started their dominance winning four Cups in a row from 1980-1983. In 84′ they went back to the Final but lost to the Edmonton Oilers. They haven’t reached the Final since.
If you want to go back to the last time the Islanders were in the conference final, 1992-1993, the Golden Knights and Islanders are now tied in series wins in the past 25 years.
To make matters worse, George McPhee was just with the Islanders organization before he landed the gig with Vegas. The Isles really missed the boat on this one.
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