New York Islanders, American expert ice hockey group situated in Brooklyn, New York, that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Islanders have won four Stanley Cup titles (1980–83).
Established in 1972, the Islanders—situated in Uniondale, New York, for their initial 42 seasons—were named after the group's area on Long Island. The group completed well underneath .500 in their initial two seasons. Preceding the 1973–74 season, Al Arbor was enlisted as head mentor, and he would proceed to aggregate an establishment record 740 successes through the span of 20 full or halfway seasons with the Islanders. The group equipped for its first playoff compartment in 1974–75, progressing to the association elimination rounds for the first of three back to back seasons. The Islanders proceeded with their consistent movement through the finish of the 1970s: the group won its first division title in 1977–78 and posted the best normal season record in the NHL in 1978–79.
During the 1980s the Islanders progressed to five sequential Stanley Cup finals behind a center of future Hall-of-Fame players including goaltender Billy Smith, defenseman Denis Potvin, conservative Mike Bossy, focus Bryan Trottier, and left wing Clark Gillies. That youthful gathering (everything except Smith were no more established than age 25 toward the beginning of the 1979–80 season) played with postseason balance that gave a false representation of their childhood, losing only three amusements through the span of their initial four Stanley Cup finals and crushing the Philadelphia Flyers, Minnesota North Stars, Vancouver Canucks, and Edmonton Oilers, separately, to catch four straight NHL titles from 1979–80 to 1982–83. The group at long last lost in its fifth appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in 1983–84, an emblematic going of the light to an expanding Oilers administration. New York kept on fitting the bill for the playoffs into the late 1980s, however the group—driven by focuses Pat LaFontaine and Brent Sutter before the decade's over—neglected to propel any more remote than the second round of the postseason during this period.
Notwithstanding an astonishing trek to the gathering finals in 1992–93 behind the play of focus Pierre Turgeon, the 1990s were a disheartening time for the establishment. The Islanders completed in last spot in their division multiple times during the decade and eight absolute occasions in the 13 seasons from 1988–89 to 2000–01. The group came back to the postseason in 2001–02. New York made four outings to the playoffs from that season to 2006–07, yet the group lost in the opening round each time. In 2007–08 the Islanders came back to the base of the divisional standings. In the wake of posting five sequential last-place completes, the group was driven back to the postseason by youthful star focus John Tavares in 2012–13 yet lost in the first round. The turnaround was fleeting, be that as it may, and the Islanders completed the 2013–14 season rearward in their division. The group again bounced back the next year to post the establishment's initial 100-point season since 1983–84 just to again lose in the first round of the playoffs. The Islanders came back to the playoffs in 2015–16, and the group won its first postseason arrangement in 22 years before being disposed of in the second round. In 2018–19 a 103-point Islanders group came back to the playoffs however was disturbed in the second round of the postseason.