The 1983 Stanley Cup Final NHL championship series was contested by the Edmonton Oilers in their first-ever Final series appearance and the defending champion New York Islanders, in their fourth, and fourth consecutive, Final appearance. The Islanders would win the best-of-seven series four games to none, to win their fourth-straight and fourth-overall Stanley Cup. It was also the fourth straight Final of post-1967 expansion teams, and the first with a former World Hockey Association (WHA) team. This is also the most recent time that a defending Stanley Cup Champions has won the cup 4 years in a row
Paths to the Final
Edmonton defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3–0, the Calgary Flames 4–1 and the Chicago Black Hawks 4–0 to advance to the finals. New York defeated the Washington Capitals 3–1, the New York Rangers 4–2, and the Boston Bruins 4–2 to make it to the finals.
Billy Smith limited the Oilers to just six goals in the four games, and shut them out in 7 out 12 periods. In his first appearance in the Finals, Wayne Gretzky assisted on four of the Oilers six goals.
|Tue, May 10||New York||2||Edmonton||0|
|Thu, May 12||New York||6||Edmonton||3|
|Sat, May 14||Edmonton||1||New York||5|
|Tue, May 17||Edmonton||2||New York||4|
New York wins the series 4–0.
New York Islanders 1983 Stanley Cup champions
Stanley Cup Engraving
Note ^Steve Corais (Director of Public Relations) was included on all four New York Islanders team pictures 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983. Corais' name however, was not engraved on the Stanley Cup.
Members of New York Islanders 1980 to 1983 Dynasty
- Mike Bossy, Bob Bourne, Clark Gillies, Butch Goring, Anders Kallur, Gord Lane, Dave Langevin, Wayne Merrick, Ken Morrow, Bob Nystrom, Stefan Persson, Dennis Potvin, Billy Smith, Duane Sutter, John Tonelli, Bryan Trottier (16 Players), Lorne Henning (Player/Ass't Coach), Bill Torrey, John Pickett, Al Arbour, Gerry Ehman, Ron Waske, Jim Pickard (6 non-players).
- (*-Note-* Every member of New York Islanders who won 4 cups, was with the team that came 3 wins short of a fifth cup. New York Islanders won a Stanley Cup record 19 straight playoff series wins, before losing to the Edmonton Oilers in Stanley Cup Finals in 1984.)
- (2000) Total Stanley Cup. NHL.
- Podnieks, Andrew; Hockey Hall of Fame (2004). Lord Stanley's Cup. Triumph Books. ISBN 1–55168–261.
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