On This Date 5/24/1980
A dynasty is born, as the New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup. The first of four straight Stanley Cup comes dramatically as they beat the Philadelphia Flyers in overtime 5-4 in Game of the Stanley Cup Finals. The winning goal is scored by Bobby Nystrom, who scored his second goal of the game. Bryan Trottier is named the Conn Smythe winner, as Playoff MVP.