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New York Islanders Three Most Penalized Games Ever

An overhead view of the penalty box at the home of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
An overhead view of the penalty box at the home of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 26: Linesman Brian Murphy #93 calls a faceoff interference penalty against Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the game against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 26, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 26: Linesman Brian Murphy #93 calls a faceoff interference penalty against Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the game against the New York Islanders in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 26, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

I recently wrote about the New York Islanders rivalries, and it got me thinking. What are some of the Islanders most penalized games? And were they all against the New York Rangers?

When I recently wrote about the New York Islanders rivalry with the New York Rangers, it got me thinking. What are some of the most penalized Islanders games in franchise history?

In my rivalry piece, I talked about how a real rivalry – like the one between the Islanders and Rangers – gets feisty. Players don’t like each other, and it gets downright nasty at times.

Naturally, it got me thinking about the games where the Islanders were penalized the most. Based on my logic, the New York Rangers would have to factor in there somehow. A rivalry with 270 contests over an almost 50-year span can’t stay quiet.

So what are the three most penalized Islanders games? By that I mean, what three games did the Islanders – and only the Islanders – amass the most penalty minutes in franchise history.

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