Islanders Three Longest Goal Streaks in Team History
Pat LaFontaine: 11 Games | 1989-1990 Season
Dates: December 15, 1989, to January 11, 1990
In the 1989-1990 season, Islanders Pat LaFontaine ended the season with 103 points. He was a finalist for the Lady Byng trophy and finished fifth in voting for the MVP trophy. His production was instrumental in getting the Islanders back to the playoffs after missing in 1988-89 for the first time in 14 years.
In the period of December 15, 1989, to January 11, 1990, Pat LaFontaine scored 29 points. In those eleven games, LaFontaine was scoring at a 2.64 points-per-game pace.
What was more impressive was that LaFontaine scored a goal in each of those eleven games. For eleven straight games, LaFontaine found the back of the net, at least once.
On five occasions he scored two goals and had a hat-trick against the Buffalo Sabres on December 31. He actually scored 17 goals through those eleven games.
Those eleven goals in eleven games have him tied for the fifth-longest goal streak in NHL history. The other players to notch an eleven game goal streak are Mario Lemieux, Teemu Selanne, Marcel Dionne, and Babe Dye (twice).
LaFontaine’s goal-scoring streak coincides with the only other time the New York Islanders were able to win nine games in a row.
From December 31, 1989, to Jan 19, 1990, the Islanders won nine straight. In the first five games of that streak, LaFontaine scored at least a goal.