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New York Islanders Three Longest Winning Streaks

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Arizona Coyotes during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on October 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 24: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal against the Arizona Coyotes during their game at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on October 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 24: Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period goal with Anthony Beauvillier #18, and Brock Nelson #29 against the Arizona Coyotes during their game at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on October 24, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

1981-82: 15 Games

In 1981-82 the New York Islanders absolutely tore up the NHL. With a 54-16-10 record, they’d finish with 118 points. A franchise-record. Just about 30 percent of the Islanders wins from that season came from the period between January 21 to February 20.

In that period, the New York Islanders went 15-for-15. Besting a then NHL record 14 wins in a row set by the Boston Bruins back in 1930, 52 years prior.

During that spell, the Islanders scored 97 goals and allowed only 35 for a Lou Lamoriello pleasing  +62 goal differential. The two-time Stanley Cup champion was once again flexing their muscles in the regular season.

On only four occasions over the 15 games winning streak did an opponent score more than two goals. The biggest win in the 15 game streak was against the Hartford Whalers. On February 14, 1992, the Islanders put nine goals on the Whalers for a 9-1 win.

In those 15 games, they beat both the Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers twice. But it was the Pittsburgh Penguins who bore the brunt the of the New York Islanders might. They beat their division rivals four times by a combined score of 27 goals to eight goals against.

They won nine games at home and the other six on the road.

We all know that the Islanders won four back-to-back Stanley Cups and 19 straight playoff series in that span. But we don’t often talk about their dominance in the regular season.

After the Pittsburgh Penguins won 17 straight in 1992-93 and after Blue Jackets won 16 straight in 2016-17, the 15 wins by the New York Islanders are the third-most in NHL history.

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