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  • 1. 

    Who was the first Islander to score a playoff goal on a penalty shot, and what year was it?

    • A.

      Ken Morrow In 1984

    • B.

      Mike Bossy In 1979

    • C.

      Shawn Bates In 2002

    • D.

      Pat LaFontaine In 1984

    Correct Answer
    C. Shawn Bates In 2002
    Explanation
    In 2002, Shawn Bates became the first Islander to score a playoff goal on a penalty shot.

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  • 2. 

    The Islanders came back from a three-games-to-none deficit to beat what team in the 1975 playoffs?

    • A.

      Washington

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      Hartford

    • D.

      Pittsburgh

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittsburgh
    Explanation
    In the 1975 playoffs, the Islanders made an impressive comeback after being down three games to none. They managed to defeat the Pittsburgh team, proving their resilience and determination.

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  • 3. 

    Who did the Islanders defeat in the 1980 conference finals to reach their first Stanley Cup final?

    • A.

      Buffalo

    • B.

      Boston

    • C.

      Washington

    • D.

      Philadelphia

    Correct Answer
    A. Buffalo
    Explanation
    In the 1980 conference finals, the Islanders defeated Buffalo to reach their first Stanley Cup final.

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  • 4. 

    How many games did Vancouver win in losing to the Islanders in the 1982 Stanley Cup finals?

    • A.

      Three

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Two

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    B. None
    Explanation
    In the 1982 Stanley Cup finals, Vancouver did not win any games against the Islanders.

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  • 5. 

    What NHL team did Al Arbour coach before joining the New York Islanders in 1973?

    • A.

      Chicago Blackhawks

    • B.

      Vancouver Canucks

    • C.

      St. Louis Blues

    • D.

      Minnesota North Stars

    Correct Answer
    C. St. Louis Blues
    Explanation
    Al Arbour coached the St. Louis Blues before joining the New York Islanders in 1973.

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  • 6. 

    Which New York Islander was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 with Mike Bossy?

    • A.

      Bob Nystrom

    • B.

      Bryan Trottier

    • C.

      Billy Smith

    • D.

      Denis Potvin

    Correct Answer
    D. Denis Potvin
    Explanation
    Denis Potvin was enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1991 along with Mike Bossy, a fellow New York Islander. Potvin was a highly skilled defenseman and played his entire career with the Islanders from 1973 to 1988. He was a key player in the Islanders' four consecutive Stanley Cup championships from 1980 to 1983. Potvin's exceptional talent and contributions to the team earned him a well-deserved spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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  • 7. 

    How long was Rick DiPietro's 2006 contract, then the longest in New York Islanders' history?

    • A.

      15 Years

    • B.

      20 Years

    • C.

      99 Years

    • D.

      12 Years

    Correct Answer
    A. 15 Years
    Explanation
    Rick DiPietro's 2006 contract with the New York Islanders was the longest in the team's history, lasting for 15 years. This means that DiPietro was signed to play for the Islanders for a period of 15 years, making it the longest contract in terms of duration that the team had ever offered to a player.

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  • 8. 

    How many penalty minutes did the New York Islanders amass in a 9-0 victory over Pittsburgh in 1982?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      123

    • C.

      108

    • D.

      99

    Correct Answer
    C. 108
    Explanation
    In a 9-0 victory over Pittsburgh in 1982, the New York Islanders amassed a total of 108 penalty minutes.

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  • 9. 

    When did the New York Islanders, born in the 1972-73 season, finally beat the New York Rangers?

    • A.

      1-May-73

    • B.

      27-Oct-73

    • C.

      2-Jan-73

    • D.

      14-Dec-74

    Correct Answer
    B. 27-Oct-73
    Explanation
    The New York Islanders, who were established in the 1972-73 season, defeated the New York Rangers on 27-Oct-73.

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  • 10. 

    What round was New York Islander Hall of Fame goalie Billy Smith taken in the 1970 amateur draft?

    • A.

      Ninth

    • B.

      Fifth

    • C.

      First

    • D.

      Second

    Correct Answer
    B. Fifth
    Explanation
    Billy Smith, the New York Islander Hall of Fame goalie, was taken in the fifth round of the 1970 amateur draft.

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  • 11. 

    Who did the New York Islanders draft with a pick from the 1981 Dave Lorimer and Dave Cameron trade?

    • A.

      Pat LaFontaine

    • B.

      John Tonelli

    • C.

      Pierre Turgeon

    • D.

      Ken Morrow

    Correct Answer
    A. Pat LaFontaine
    Explanation
    The New York Islanders drafted Pat LaFontaine with a pick from the 1981 Dave Lorimer and Dave Cameron trade.

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  • 12. 

    Who did the New York Islanders get in a 1998 trade for Bryan McCabe, Todd Bertuzzi and a draft pick?

    • A.

      Ziggy Palffy

    • B.

      Bryan Berard

    • C.

      Trevor Linden

    • D.

      Doug Weight

    Correct Answer
    C. Trevor Linden
    Explanation
    In a 1998 trade, the New York Islanders acquired Trevor Linden in exchange for Bryan McCabe, Todd Bertuzzi, and a draft pick.

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