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1984–85 New York Islanders · NHL
Division 3rd Patrick
Conference 6th Prince of Wales
1984–85 record 40-34-6
Goals for 345
Goals against 312
General Manager Bill Torrey
Coach Al Arbour
Captain Denis Potvin
Arena Nassau Coliseum
Team Leaders
Goals Mike Bossy (58)
Assists Brent Sutter (60)
Points Mike Bossy (117)
Penalties in minutes Duane Sutter (174)
Wins Kelly Hrudey (19)
Goals against average Kelly Hrudey (3.62)
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1983–84 1985–86

The 1984–85 New York Islanders season was the 13th season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. The Islanders finished 3rd in the Patrick Division and lost in the Division Finals to the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 1.

Off-season[edit | edit source]

Draft Picks[edit | edit source]

Main article: 1984 NHL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Final Standings[edit | edit source]

Patrick Division
GP W L T GF GA PTS
Philadelphia Flyers 80 53 20 7 348 241 113
Washington Capitals 80 46 25 9 322 240 101
New York Islanders 80 40 34 6 345 312 86
New York Rangers 80 26 44 10 295 345 62
New Jersey Devils 80 22 48 10 264 346 54
Pittsburgh Penguins 80 24 51 5 276 385 53

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Game Log[edit | edit source]

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 L October 12, 1984 2–7 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 0–1–0
2 W October 13, 1984 7–6 OT Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 1–1–0
3 W October 16, 1984 6–4 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 2–1–0
4 W October 17, 1984 6–4 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 3–1–0
5 W October 20, 1984 8–3 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 4–1–0
6 L October 21, 1984 5–6 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 4–2–0
7 W October 23, 1984 6–5 Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 5–2–0
8 L October 27, 1984 3–8 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 5–3–0
9 W October 30, 1984 7–3 New York Rangers (1984–85) 6–3–0
10 L November 1, 1984 5–6 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 6–4–0
11 L November 3, 1984 4–5 @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 6–5–0
12 L November 4, 1984 2–6 @ Boston Bruins (1984–85) 6–6–0
13 W November 6, 1984 6–3 St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 7–6–0
14 L November 9, 1984 4–5 OT @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 7–7–0
15 W November 10, 1984 5–4 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 8–7–0
16 W November 15, 1984 6–1 Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 9–7–0
17 W November 17, 1984 10–4 New York Rangers (1984–85) 10–7–0
18 T November 18, 1984 3–3 OT @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 10–7–1
19 W November 20, 1984 5–3 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 11–7–1
20 W November 23, 1984 5–1 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 12–7–1
21 W November 24, 1984 6–3 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 13–7–1
22 L November 28, 1984 2–5 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 13–8–1
23 W November 30, 1984 5–2 @ Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 14–8–1
24 W December 3, 1984 5–4 @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 15–8–1
25 L December 5, 1984 4–6 @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 15–9–1
26 L December 8, 1984 3–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 15–10–1
27 L December 11, 1984 5–7 New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 15–11–1
28 L December 12, 1984 3–4 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 15–12–1
29 W December 15, 1984 6–2 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 16–12–1
30 W December 18, 1984 7–4 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 17–12–1
31 W December 21, 1984 1–0 @ Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 18–12–1
32 W December 22, 1984 5–2 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 19–12–1
33 L December 26, 1984 5–6 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 19–13–1
34 L December 27, 1984 4–5 OT Washington Capitals (1984–85) 19–14–1
35 W December 29, 1984 5–1 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 20–14–1
36 L December 31, 1984 3–4 @ Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 20–15–1
37 W January 2, 1985 7–2 @ Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 21–15–1
38 L January 5, 1985 3–7 Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 21–16–1
39 W January 8, 1985 3–1 Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 22–16–1
40 W January 10, 1985 3–2 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 23–16–1
41 W January 12, 1985 5–3 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 24–16–1
42 W January 13, 1985 6–5 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 25–16–1
43 L January 15, 1985 5–6 OT @ Vancouver Canucks (1984–85) 25–17–1
44 T January 16, 1985 3–3 OT @ Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 25–17–2
45 L January 19, 1985 5–6 OT @ Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 25–18–2
46 L January 22, 1985 4–5 Detroit Red Wings (1984–85) 25–19–2
47 W January 24, 1985 4–1 Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 26–19–2
48 L January 26, 1985 1–5 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 26–20–2
49 L January 27, 1985 2–5 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 26–21–2
50 T January 29, 1985 4–4 OT Minnesota North Stars (1984–85) 26–21–3
51 L February 1, 1985 2–3 @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 26–22–3
52 W February 2, 1985 4–0 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 27–22–3
53 W February 5, 1985 7–5 Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 28–22–3
54 W February 7, 1985 7–5 New York Rangers (1984–85) 29–22–3
55 W February 9, 1985 4–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 30–22–3
56 T February 16, 1985 4–4 OT Hartford Whalers (1984–85) 30–22–4
57 L February 17, 1985 3–9 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 30–23–4
58 W February 19, 1985 8–4 Calgary Flames (1984–85) 31–23–4
59 L February 21, 1985 2–3 Winnipeg Jets (1984–85) 31–24–4
60 W February 23, 1985 7–1 Boston Bruins (1984–85) 32–24–4
61 L February 24, 1985 3–4 OT @ Montreal Canadiens (1984–85) 32–25–4
62 L February 27, 1985 1–3 @ Calgary Flames (1984–85) 32–26–4
63 L March 2, 1985 2–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 32–27–4
64 W March 3, 1985 3–2 @ Buffalo Sabres (1984–85) 33–27–4
65 L March 5, 1985 4–5 OT Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 33–28–4
66 T March 7, 1985 4–4 OT @ New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 33–28–5
67 W March 9, 1985 4–2 Toronto Maple Leafs (1984–85) 34–28–5
68 W March 12, 1985 6–5 @ St. Louis Blues (1984–85) 35–28–5
69 W March 13, 1985 4–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1984–85) 36–28–5
70 W March 16, 1985 6–4 Washington Capitals (1984–85) 37–28–5
71 L March 17, 1985 3–5 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 37–29–5
72 W March 19, 1985 3–2 Los Angeles Kings (1984–85) 38–29–5
73 L March 21, 1985 1–5 Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 38–30–5
74 W March 24, 1985 5–2 @ New York Rangers (1984–85) 39–30–5
75 L March 26, 1985 5–7 Edmonton Oilers (1984–85) 39–31–5
76 L March 28, 1985 2–4 @ Quebec Nordiques (1984–85) 39–32–5
77 L March 30, 1985 3–4 @ Washington Capitals (1984–85) 39–33–5
78 W April 2, 1985 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1984–85) 40–33–5
79 L April 4, 1985 0–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1984–85) 40–34–5
80 T April 6, 1985 5–5 OT New Jersey Devils (1984–85) 40–34–6

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

New York Islanders 3, Washington Capitals 2[edit | edit source]

Philadelphia Flyers 4, New York Islanders 1[edit | edit source]

Player Stats[edit | edit source]

Regular Season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 76 58 59 117 38 37 14 4 7
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 72 42 60 102 51 42 12 0 4
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 80 42 58 100 95 50 8 1 3
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 77 17 51 68 96 36 6 0 1
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 68 28 31 59 47 5 4 5 3
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 67 19 35 54 32 9 1 0 1
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 78 20 31 51 106 -8 2 0 4
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 69 16 34 50 58 -1 8 0 4
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 78 17 24 41 174 -12 1 0 1
Gilbert, GregGreg Gilbert LW 58 13 25 38 36 -4 2 0 2
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 78 12 23 35 90 0 2 1 3
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 54 15 17 32 73 0 5 0 2
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 54 3 19 22 30 8 3 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 44 8 12 20 51 -8 1 0 1
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 51 10 8 18 26 -9 0 2 2
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 48 1 12 13 89 10 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 56 0 13 13 35 -6 0 0 0
Kortko, RogerRoger Kortko C 27 2 9 11 9 -3 1 0 0
Diduck, GeraldGerald Diduck D 65 2 8 10 80 2 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 57 1 8 9 83 10 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 15 1 7 8 14 5 0 0 0
Goring, ButchButch Goring C 29 2 5 7 2 -11 0 1 0
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 36 2 5 7 58 6 0 0 0
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 38 5 0 5 50 -7 0 0 1
Howson, ScottScott Howson C 8 4 1 5 2 4 1 0 0
Kerr, AlanAlan Kerr RW 19 3 1 4 24 -7 0 0 0
Henry, DaleDale Henry LW 16 2 1 3 19 1 0 0 1
Leiter, KenKen Leiter D 5 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
Handy, RonRon Handy LW 10 0 2 2 0 -1 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 41 0 1 1 17 0 0 0 0
Smith, VernVern Smith D 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hamway, MarkMark Hamway RW 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson G 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 37 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 2335 41 19 17 3 141 3.62 2
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 2090 37 18 14 3 133 3.82 0
Melanson, RolandRoland Melanson 425 8 3 3 0 35 4.94 0
Team: 4850 80 40 34 6 309 3.82 2
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Bossy, MikeMike Bossy RW 10 5 6 11 4 1 2 0 0
Tonelli, JohnJohn Tonelli LW 10 1 8 9 10 1 0 0 0
Trottier, BryanBryan Trottier C 10 4 2 6 8 0 1 0 1
Sutter, BrentBrent Sutter C 10 3 3 6 14 -4 1 0 2
Potvin, DenisDenis Potvin D 10 3 2 5 10 0 1 0 1
Nystrom, BobBob Nystrom RW 10 2 2 4 29 1 0 0 0
Persson, StefanStefan Persson D 10 0 4 4 4 5 0 0 0
Jonsson, TomasTomas Jonsson D 7 1 2 3 10 2 1 0 0
LaFontaine, PatPat LaFontaine C 9 1 2 3 4 -3 0 0 0
Kortko, RogerRoger Kortko C 10 0 3 3 17 0 0 0 0
Kallur, AndersAnders Kallur RW 10 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Bourne, BobBob Bourne C 10 0 2 2 6 -2 0 0 0
Boutilier, PaulPaul Boutilier D 10 0 2 2 16 0 0 0 0
Sutter, DuaneDuane Sutter RW 10 0 2 2 47 -5 0 0 0
Flatley, PatPat Flatley RW 4 1 0 1 6 -2 0 0 0
Gillies, ClarkClark Gillies LW 10 1 0 1 9 0 0 0 0
Kerr, AlanAlan Kerr RW 4 1 0 1 4 0 1 0 0
Dineen, GordGord Dineen D 10 0 0 0 26 -7 0 0 0
Hallin, MatsMats Hallin LW 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey G 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lane, GordGord Lane D 1 0 0 0 2 -3 0 0 0
Langevin, DaveDave Langevin D 4 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0
Morrow, KenKen Morrow D 10 0 0 0 17 -3 0 0 0
Smith, BillyBilly Smith G 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 342 6 3 3 19 3.33 0
Hrudey, KellyKelly Hrudey 281 5 1 3 8 1.71 0
Team: 623 10 4 6 27 2.60 0

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals

MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts

Awards and Records[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1984-85 New York Islanders Statistics - Hockey-Reference.com. hockey-reference.com. Retrieved on 2009-07-27.


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