The New York Islanders decisively defeated the New Jersey Devils, 4 to 1, on December 26, 1996.

Final

NJD

Devils

19-12-3

1

NYI

Islanders

12-15-8

4

Team

NJD

NYI

1

1

0

2

0

0

3

0

4

Total

1

4

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

NJD

NYI

Devils

Steve Thomas (EV) assisted by Dave Andreychuk and Bobby Holik

1

0

3rd period

NJD

NYI

Islanders

Doug Houda (EV) assisted by Derek King and Bryan Smolinski

1

1

Islanders

Ziggy Palffy (SH) assisted by Marty McInnis

1

2

Islanders

Derek King (EV) assisted by Kenny Jonsson and Rich Pilon

1

3

Islanders

Bryan Smolinski (EV-EN) unassisted

1

4