Los Angeles 6, Isles 3
You can easily argue that Resch's Islander career essentially ended with this game, as the Kings scored two first period shorthanded goals, and led 6-0 midway through the game before the Islanders scored three goals in the final 24:11 to make the final score more respectable.
The series was tied, and headed to Southern California.
05:54 LAK SH Mike Murphy (1)
13:59 LAK Dave Taylor (1) Marcel Dionne, Robert Palmer
15:21 LAK Glenn Goldup (1) Jerry Korab
18:31 LAK SH Andre St. Laurent (1)
04:00 LAK Dave Taylor (2) Dave Lewis, Robert Palmer
11:59 LAK Steve Carlson (1)
15:49 NYI PP Bob Bourne (1) Stefan Persson, Denis Potvin
16:55 NYI John Tonelli (1)
07:28 NYI Garry Howatt (1) Stefan Persson, Butch Goring
Game 3: April 11 @ Los Angeles
(At this point the Rangers were closer to the Cup than the Isles, having beaten the Atlanta Flames twice)