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Islanders Three Longest Goal Streaks in Team History

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Mathew Barzal #13 and Derick Brassard #10 of the New York Islanders celebrate their 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on November 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Mathew Barzal #13 and Derick Brassard #10 of the New York Islanders celebrate their 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on November 01, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Mike Bossy: 10 Games | 1983-84 and 1978-79 Seasons

Dates 1.0: January 30, 1979, to February 24, 1979
Dates 2.0: October 12, 1984, to November 1, 1984

Of course the most prolific goal scorer the NHL has ever seen would make this list. With 573 goals over 752 career NHL games, Mike Bossy scored at an astounding 0.762 goals per game.

Compare that to Gretzky who scored 0.601 goals per game, or Ovechkin who’s scoring 0.610 goals per game so far in his career.

Twice in his career, Mike Bossy was able to score in ten straight games. The first time came in the 1978-79 season. Bossy’s second year in the NHL. That year, Bossy would go on to score a career-high 69 goals.

Bossy would score a total of 12 goals in the streak. Picking up multi-goal games against the Boston Bruins three games into the streak and two goals against the Detroit Red Wings

Bossy would score ten in ten games again five years later in 1984. He’d come out of gates flying on the 1984-85 season by starting this second ten-goals-in-ten-games streak.

From October 12 to November 1, 1984, Bossy popped in at least one goal over ten games. He’d actually score 17 goals over the stretch. On October 16 he’d score twice against the Devils, he’d score four goals against the Los Angeles Kings on October 20 and then the Montreal Canadiens on November 1.

In the 1984-85 season, Bossy would score 58 goals. That was the eighth straight year where he would score 50 or more goals. Only Wayne Gretzky has hit eight straight seasons with 50 goals or more.

(Bossy would add a ninth straight season with 50+ goals for the NHL record.)

The other players to notch ten goals in ten games: Brett Hull (twice), Bobby Hull, Bernie Nicholls, Luc Robitaille, John Anderson, Brian Bellows (Kieffer Bellows’ father), Jari Kurri, and Andy Bathgate.

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