Joined: Jun 2018
Relax, guys. In 1978-79 the Islanders were clearly a team on the rise and had playoff success in earlier years (once coming from down 0-3 to win a series, and another year having an epic battle against the cross-town Rangers). That year the Isles finished first in the League. In those days, the playoff pairings were by pure seed so the Islanders got the #16 team -- the Toronto Maple Leafs. Shockingly, New York lost the seventh game in overtime on a Darryl Sittler shot coming down the left wing from above the circle on which Billy Smith fanned. So? The Islanders won the next 19 Stanley Cup series they played. Stay with it.