Road to the Cup - May 24, 1980 -- Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 (OT) (Isles win best-of-7 series AND STANLEY CUP 4-2)
40 Years Ago Today By Eric Hornick Game 6 Isles 5, Philadelphia 4 The Stanley Cup is ours! Bob Nystrom converted a pass from John Tonelli...
Thursday, April 11, 2019
This was the fourth time game 1 of a series has been decided in overtime and the Isles are now 4-0 (1980 QF, 1980 Final, 1982 Final).
It's actually the sixth time (Isles beat NJ in OT in game 1 in 1988 and lost in Washington in game 1 in 1985)
So the correct reference is:
This was the sixth time game 1 of a series has been decided in overtime and the Isles are now 5-1 (Winning in 1980 QF, 1980 Final, 1982 Final, and 1988 DSF, while losing in 1985 DSF).
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