|New York Islanders
It took eight seasons but the New York Islanders finally took home their first Stanley Cup. Bob Nystrom scored the emotional overtime winner against the Philadelphia Flyers in game six. Only Nystrom and Islander's goaltender Billy Smith had been with the team since the franchise was founded back in 1972. Winning game one, defenseman New York's Denis Potvin scored the first overtime power-play goal in Stanley Cup history. This was the first of four consecutive Cups for the later-crowned New York Islanders dynasty.
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