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1974–75 New York Islanders season

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1974–75 New York Islanders
Division3rd Patrick
Conference3rd Campbell
1974–75 record33–25–22
Goals for264
Goals against221
Team information
General ManagerBill Torrey
CoachAl Arbour
CaptainEd Westfall
ArenaNassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Team leaders
GoalsBob Nystrom (27)
AssistsDenis Potvin (55)
PointsDenis Potvin (76)
Penalty minutesGerry Hart (143)
WinsBilly Smith (21)
Goals against averageChico Resch (2.47)

The 1974–75 New York Islanders season was the third season for the franchise in the National Hockey League. During the regular season, the Islanders finished in third place in the Patrick Division with a 33–25–22 record and qualified for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in the franchise's history. In the first round of the playoffs, New York defeated the New York Rangers in three games to advance to the Quarter-finals, where the team defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins in seven games, after they had lost the first three. The team almost repeated the feat in the next round, but lost in the semi-finals to the Philadelphia Flyers in seven games.

1974–75 New York Islanders season Intro articles: 5

Regular season

Season standings

Patrick Division[1]
GP W L T GF GA DIFF Pts
1 Philadelphia Flyers 80 51 18 11 293 181 +112 113
2 New York Rangers 80 37 29 14 319 276 +43 88
3 New York Islanders 80 33 25 22 264 221 +43 88
4 Atlanta Flames 80 34 31 15 243 233 +10 83


Schedule and results

No. R Date Score Opponent Record
1 T October 9, 1974 5–5 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 0–0–1
2 W October 12, 1974 6–2 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 1–0–1
3 W October 15, 1974 6–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 2–0–1
4 L October 19, 1974 2–4 New York Rangers (1974–75) 2–1–1
5 W October 20, 1974 5–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 3–1–1
6 W October 22, 1974 2–1 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 4–1–1
7 W October 26, 1974 4–0 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 5–1–1
8 W October 28, 1974 10–1 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 6–1–1
9 T October 30, 1974 1–1 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 6–1–2
10 W November 2, 1974 3–2 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 7–1–2
11 L November 3, 1974 1–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 7–2–2
12 T November 5, 1974 4–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 7–2–3
13 L November 6, 1974 1–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 7–3–3
14 L November 9, 1974 2–4 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 7–4–3
15 L November 13, 1974 2–8 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 7–5–3
16 L November 15, 1974 2–4 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 7–6–3
17 L November 16, 1974 3–5 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 7–7–3
18 W November 19, 1974 4–3 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 8–7–3
19 T November 20, 1974 4–4 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 8–7–4
20 W November 22, 1974 6–0 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 9–7–4
21 T November 23, 1974 3–3 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 9–7–5
22 T November 27, 1974 3–3 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 9–7–6
23 T November 29, 1974 3–3 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 9–7–7
24 L November 30, 1974 0–3 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 9–8–7
25 T December 5, 1974 3–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 9–8–8
26 W December 7, 1974 4–1 Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 10–8–8
27 L December 8, 1974 2–3 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 10–9–8
28 W December 10, 1974 3–2 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 11–9–8
29 W December 14, 1974 3–0 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 12–9–8
30 L December 15, 1974 2–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 12–10–8
31 L December 17, 1974 4–8 @ St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 12–11–8
32 L December 18, 1974 2–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 12–12–8
33 T December 21, 1974 3–3 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 12–12–9
34 W December 22, 1974 5–2 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 13–12–9
35 L December 26, 1974 1–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 13–13–9
36 L December 28, 1974 1–3 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 13–14–9
37 W December 29, 1974 7–0 @ Washington Capitals (1974–75) 14–14–9
38 W January 2, 1975 5–2 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 15–14–9
39 L January 4, 1975 3–5 New York Rangers (1974–75) 15–15–9
40 W January 7, 1975 5–3 Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 16–15–9
41 W January 9, 1975 3–1 @ Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 17–15–9
42 T January 11, 1975 2–2 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 17–15–10
43 L January 12, 1975 3–4 @ Toronto Maple Leafs (1974–75) 17–16–10
44 T January 14, 1975 3–3 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 17–16–11
45 W January 18, 1975 5–1 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 18–16–11
46 L January 23, 1975 1–3 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 18–17–11
47 T January 25, 1975 5–5 Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 18–17–12
48 W January 28, 1975 6–2 Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 19–17–12
49 W January 29, 1975 4–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 20–17–12
50 W February 1, 1975 4–1 @ Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 21–17–12
51 T February 2, 1975 1–1 @ Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 21–17–13
52 T February 6, 1975 2–2 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 21–17–14
53 W February 8, 1975 5–1 Washington Capitals (1974–75) 22–17–14
54 L February 9, 1975 1–5 @ Boston Bruins (1974–75) 22–18–14
55 W February 11, 1975 2–1 Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 23–18–14
56 W February 12, 1975 4–2 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 24–18–14
57 T February 15, 1975 1–1 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 24–18–15
58 L February 16, 1975 2–3 @ Pittsburgh Penguins (1974–75) 24–19–15
59 L February 18, 1975 2–3 Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 24–20–15
60 L February 21, 1975 1–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 24–21–15
61 W February 22, 1975 7–6 @ Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 25–21–15
62 W February 25, 1975 3–0 St. Louis Blues (1974–75) 26–21–15
63 W March 1, 1975 6–1 California Golden Seals (1974–75) 27–21–15
64 T March 2, 1975 3–3 @ Buffalo Sabres (1974–75) 27–21–16
65 T March 6, 1975 2–2 @ Los Angeles Kings (1974–75) 27–21–17
66 W March 8, 1975 7–5 @ Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 28–21–17
67 L March 9, 1975 2–4 @ California Golden Seals (1974–75) 28–22–17
68 L March 11, 1975 2–4 Detroit Red Wings (1974–75) 28–23–17
69 L March 12, 1975 3–5 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 28–24–17
70 W March 15, 1975 3–1 Boston Bruins (1974–75) 29–24–17
71 T March 18, 1975 4–4 Vancouver Canucks (1974–75) 29–24–18
72 W March 19, 1975 3–1 @ Kansas City Scouts (1974–75) 30–24–18
73 W March 22, 1975 4–2 Chicago Black Hawks (1974–75) 31–24–18
74 T March 23, 1975 3–3 @ Minnesota North Stars (1974–75) 31–24–19
75 T March 25, 1975 3–3 Montreal Canadiens (1974–75) 31–24–20
76 W March 29, 1975 6–4 New York Rangers (1974–75) 32–24–20
77 T March 30, 1975 2–2 @ Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 32–24–21
78 T April 1, 1975 2–2 Atlanta Flames (1974–75) 32–24–22
79 L April 5, 1975 1–4 Philadelphia Flyers (1974–75) 32–25–22
80 W April 6, 1975 6–4 @ New York Rangers (1974–75) 33–25–22

Playoffs

Round 1 (5) New York Islanders vs. (4) New York Rangers

Game # Away Home Score
1 New York Islanders New York Rangers 3–2
2 New York Rangers New York Islanders 8–3
3 New York Islanders New York Rangers 4–3 (OT)

New York Wins Series 2–1

Round 2 (5) New York Islanders vs (4) Pittsburgh Penguins

Game # Away Home Score
1 New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins 4–5
2 New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins 1–3
3 Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders 6–4
4 New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins 3–1
5 Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders 2–4
6 Pittsburgh Penguins New York Islanders 1–4
7 New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins 1–0

New York Wins Series 4–3

Round 3 (5) New York Islanders vs (1) Philadelphia Flyers

Game # Away Home Score
1 New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 0–4
2 New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 4–5 (OT)
3 Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders 1–0
4 Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders 3–4 (OT)
5 New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 5–1
6 Philadelphia Flyers New York Islanders 1–2
7 New York Islanders Philadelphia Flyers 1–4

New York Loses Series 4–3

Player statistics

Regular season
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM +/- PPG SHG GWG
Denis Potvin D 79 21 55 76 105 28 5 2 4
Billy Harris RW 80 25 37 62 34 4 4 0 5
Bob Nystrom RW 76 27 28 55 122 17 3 0 3
Ed Westfall D/RW 73 22 33 55 28 19 6 1 1
Garry Howatt LW 77 18 30 48 121 32 1 0 3
Clark Gillies LW 80 25 22 47 66 −4 8 0 4
Andre St. Laurent C 78 14 27 41 60 22 1 0 0
Ralph Stewart C 70 16 24 40 12 −9 6 1 2
Bob Bourne C 77 16 23 39 12 9 2 0 2
Jean Potvin D 73 9 24 33 59 −3 6 1 4
Jude Drouin C 40 14 18 32 6 8 2 0 2
J.P. Parise LW 41 14 16 30 22 10 4 0 1
Bert Marshall D 77 2 28 30 58 18 0 0 0
Billy MacMillan RW 69 13 12 25 12 0 2 1 1
Dave Lewis D 78 5 14 19 98 8 0 0 1
Dave Fortier D 65 6 12 18 79 14 1 0 0
Gerry Hart D 71 4 14 18 143 28 0 1 0
Lorne Henning C 60 5 6 11 6 7 0 4 0
Doug Rombough C 28 5 6 11 6 6 0 0 0
Ernie Hicke LW 20 2 6 8 40 7 0 0 0
Craig Cameron RW 37 1 6 7 4 −3 0 0 0
Walt Ledingham LW 2 0 1 1 0 −3 0 0 0
Tom Miller C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Chico Resch G 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Billy Smith G 58 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L T GA GAA SO
Billy Smith 3368 58 21 18 17 156 2.78 3
Chico Resch 1432 25 12 7 5 59 2.47 3
Team: 4800 80 33 25 22 215 2.69 6
Playoffs
Scoring
Player Pos GP G A Pts PIM PPG SHG GWG
Jude Drouin C 17 6 12 18 6 1 0 1
J.P. Parise LW 17 8 8 16 22 4 0 1
Ed Westfall D/RW 17 5 10 15 12 2 1 2
Denis Potvin D 17 5 9 14 30 3 1 0
Billy Harris RW 17 3 7 10 12 2 0 1
Bert Marshall D 17 2 5 7 16 0 0 0
Clark Gillies LW 17 4 2 6 36 0 0 2
Garry Howatt LW 17 3 3 6 59 0 0 1
Ralph Stewart C 13 3 3 6 2 1 0 0
Jean Potvin D 15 2 4 6 9 0 0 0
Gerry Hart D 17 2 2 4 42 0 0 1
Andre St. Laurent C 15 2 2 4 6 1 0 0
Bob Nystrom RW 17 1 3 4 27 0 0 0
Bob Bourne C 9 1 2 3 4 1 0 0
Dave Fortier D 14 0 2 2 33 0 0 0
Lorne Henning C 17 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
Dave Lewis D 17 0 1 1 28 0 0 0
Billy MacMillan RW 17 0 1 1 23 0 0 0
Chico Resch G 12 0 0 0 4 0 0 0
Billy Smith G 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0
Goaltending
Player MIN GP W L GA GAA SO
Chico Resch 692 12 8 4 25 2.17 1
Billy Smith 333 6 1 4 23 4.14 0
Team: 1025 17 9 8 48 2.81 1

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Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/- = plus/minus; PIM = Penalty minutes; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals
      MIN = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T = Ties; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts;

Awards & records

Transactions

Draft picks

The 1974 NHL amateur draft was held via conference call at the NHL office in Montreal, Quebec. Below are listed the selections of the New York Islanders:

Pick # Player Position Nationality College/junior/club team
4 Clark Gillies Forward  Canada Regina Pats (WCHL)
22 Bryan Trottier Centre  Canada Swift Current Broncos (WCHL)
40 Brad Anderson Centre  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
76 Carlo Torresan Defence  Canada Sorel Eperviers (QMJHL)
94 Sid Prysunka Left Wing  Canada New Westminster Bruins (WCHL)
112 Dave Langevin Defence  United States University of Minnesota Duluth (WCHA)
129 Dave Inkpen Defence  Canada Edmonton Oil Kings (WCHL)
146 Jim Foubister Goaltender  Canada Victoria Cougars (WCHL)
163 Bob Ferguson Centre  Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
178 Murray Fleck Defence  Canada Estevan Bruins (SJHL)
192 Dave Rooke Defence  Canada Cornwall Royals (QMJHL)
204 Neil Smith Defence  Canada Brockville Braves (CJHL)
214 Stefan Persson Defence  Sweden Brynäs IF (Sweden)
221 Dave Otness Centre  United States University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
226 Jim Murray Defence  Canada Michigan Technological University (WCHA)
229 Mike Dibble Goaltender  United States University of Wisconsin (WCHA)
232 Brian Bye Left Wing  Canada Kitchener Rangers (OMJHL)
235 Martti Jarkko Centre  Finland Tappara Tampere (Finland)
238 Ron Phillips Defence  Canada St. Catharines Black Hawks (OMJHL)
Reference: "1974 NHL amateur draft hockeydraftcentral.com". Retrieved November 10, 2013.

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