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The Islanders' playoff history

The Islanders' Mike Bossy, a Hall of Famer,

The Islanders' Mike Bossy, a Hall of Famer, holds the NHL record for most consecutive seasons with at least 50 goals (nine), and was 20th all-time in goals scored when he retired. (Credit: AP)

A snapshot of the Islanders' playoff history:

Appearances: 21

Record: 134-106

Stanley Cup Finals: 5

Championships: 4

1975: Defeated Rangers, 2-1, preliminary round; defeated Pittsburgh, 4-3, quarterfinals; lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, semifinals

1976: Defeated Vancouver, 2-0, preliminary round; defeated Buffalo, 4-2, quarterfinals; lost to Montreal, 4-1, semifinals

1977: Defeated Chicago, 2-0, preliminary round; defeated Buffalo, 4-0, quarterfinals; lost to Montreal, 4-2, semifinals

1978: Lost to Toronto, 4-3, quarters

1979: Defeated Chicago, 4-0, quarters; lost to Rangers, 4-2, semifinals

1980: Defeated Los Angeles, 3-1, preliminary round; defeated Boston, 4-1, quarterfinals; defeated Buffalo, 4-2, semifinals; defeated Philadelphia, 4-2, Stanley Cup Finals

1981: Defeated Toronto, 3-0, preliminary round; defeated Edmonton, 4-2, quarters; defeated Rangers, 4-0, semifinals; defeated Minnesota, 4-1, Stanley Cup Finals

1982: Defeated Pittsburgh, 3-2, Patrick Division semis; defeated Rangers, 4-2, Patrick Division finals; defeated Quebec, 4-0, Wales finals; defeated Vancouver, 4-0, Stanley Cup Finals

1983: Defeated Washington, 3-1, Patrick Division semis; defeated Rangers, 4-2, Patrick Division finals; defeated Boston, 4-2, Wales finals; defeated Edmonton, 4-0, Stanley Cup Finals

1984: Defeated Rangers, 3-2, Patrick Division semifinals; defeated Washington, 4-1, Patrick Division finals; defeated Montreal, 4-2, Wales finals; lost to Edmonton, 4-1, Stanley Cup Finals

1985: Defeated Washington, 3-2, Patrick Division semifinals; lost to Philadelphia, 4-1, Patrick Division finals

1986: Lost to Washington, 3-0, Patrick Division semifinals

1987: Defeated Washington, 4-3, Patrick Division semifinals; lost to Philadelphia, 4-3, Patrick Division finals

1988: Lost to New Jersey, 4-2, Patrick Division semifinals

1990: Lost to Rangers, 4-1, Patrick Division semifinals

1993: Defeated Washington, 4-2, Patrick Division semifinals; defeated Pittsburgh, 4-3, Patrick Division finals; lost to Montreal, 4-1, Wales finals

1994: Lost to Rangers, 4-0, Eastern quarterfinals

2002: Lost to Toronto, 4-3, Eastern quarterfinals

2003: Lost to Ottawa, 4-1, Eastern quarterfinals

2004: Lost to Tampa Bay, 4-1, Eastern quarterfinals

2007: Lost to Buffalo, 4-1, Eastern quarterfinals
 

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