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Saturday, May 7, 1983

Bossy sets playoff record for winners

Mike Bossy set an NHL record with his fourth game-deciding goal of a series to lead the Islanders over the Boston Bruins, 8-4, in the sixth and deciding game of the conference finals at Nassau Coliseum. Bossy, 26, scored four goals in the game, including the Islanders' fifth at 5:51 in the second period. He totaled nine for the series, including two hat tricks. The Hall of Famer had scored 60 goals (118 points) in the regular season and the Islanders went on to win the Stanley Cup, sweeping the Edmonton Oilers.

Boston2 2 0 - 4

Islanders3 4 1 - 8

First Period: Islanders - Goring (Bourne, Potvin), 0:33; Islanders - Bossy (Persson, Trottier), 8:09; Bruins - Middleton (Bourque, Park), 10:42; Bruins - Mactavish (Bourque, Mcnab), 16:34; Islanders - B. Sutter B (Bourne), 19:36.

Second Period: Islanders - Bossy, 0:59; Bruins - Bourque, 5:01; Islanders - Bossy Trottier), 5:51; Islanders - Bossy (Kallur, Trottier), 10:03; Islanders - Trottier (Bourne, Morrow), 13:14; Bruins - Middleton (O'Connell, Pederson), 17:39.

Third Period: Islanders - Merrick (Nystrom, Tonelli), 7:41.

Goaltenders: Bruins - Peeters: 24 saves; Islanders - Smith: 16 saves.

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