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NEW YORK ISLANDERS

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Statistics (as of 2015-2016 season)
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
T Ties - Games that have ended in a tie
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 80 49 18 9 111 282 215
AWAY 80 38 32 6 86 237 235
TOTALS 160 87 50 15 197 519 450
SEASON
 
GP Games played - Number of games the team has played
W Wins - Games the team has won, either in regulation or in overtime
L Losses - Games the team has lost in regulation
PTS Points - Team points, calculated from W, L, T, OTL and SOL; used to determine standings
GF Goals for - Number of goals the team has scored
GA Goals against - Number of goals scored against the team
HOME 12 10 2 20 43 25
AWAY 10 4 6 8 21 30
TOTALS 22 14 8 28 64 55

The New York Islanders when they made their NHL debut in 1973, becoming the third team from the Greater New York area after the Americans (1926 to 1942) and the Rangers (since 1927). Like most expansion teams, the Isles struggled in their inaugural campaign, closing out the season with a 12-60-6 record.

The Canadiens and Islanders first met on Long Island, on October 24, 1973, in a 4-3 win by Montreal.

The Habs and Islanders have squared off four times in the postseason, all in the Conference Semifinal. The Canadiens have won three of the series, their lone defeat coming in 1984. The Islanders have captured the Stanley Cup four times, all in consecutive years, from 1980 to 1983.