THIS DAY IN NY SPORTS HISTORY

Tuesday, April 16, 1985

Islanders rally back against Caps

The Islanders became the first NHL team to win a best-of-five series after dropping the first two games, beating the Washington Capitals, 2-1, at the Cap Centre in the fifth game of their first-round playoff series. The Islanders took a 2-0 lead in the second period on goals by Anders Kallur and Brent Sutter. Billy Smith made 39 saves to preserve the lead, allowing only a second-period goal to Bob Carpenter. The Islanders, 40-34-6, won the third and fourth games at Nassau Coliseum. They lost in the next round to the Flyers, though.

Islanders0 2 0 - 2

Washington0 1 0 - 1

Second Period: Islanders, Kallur (Kortko, Nystrom), 10:08. Islanders, B.Sutter (Bossy, Tonelli), 16:56. Washington, Carpenter (Gustafsson, Veitch), 19:31.

Goaltenders: Islanders, Smith 39 saves. Washington, Riggin 20 saves.

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