The New York Islanders emerged victorious over the Washington Capitals, 6 to 4, on December 31, 1988.

Final

WSH

Capitals

19-15-5

4

NYI

Islanders

10-24-2

6

Team

WSH

NYI

1

2

1

2

1

3

3

1

2

Total

4

6

Summary

Team Stats

Player Stats

1st period

WSH

NYI

Capitals

Kelly Miller (EV) assisted by Rod Langway

1

0

Islanders

Derek King (EV) assisted by Pat LaFontaine

1

1

Capitals

Geoff Courtnall (PP) assisted by Dale Hunter and Scott Stevens

2

1

2nd period

WSH

NYI

Capitals

Mike Gartner (EV) assisted by Mike Ridley and Grant Ledyard

3

1

Islanders

Richard Kromm (EV) assisted by Mikko Makela

3

2

Islanders

Brent Sutter (PP) assisted by Jeff Norton

3

3

Islanders

Pat Flatley (PP) assisted by David Volek and Tomas Jonsson

3

4

3rd period

WSH

NYI

Capitals

Mike Ridley (EV) assisted by Mike Gartner and Kelly Miller

4

4

Islanders

David Volek (EV) assisted by Brent Sutter and Pat Flatley

4

5

Islanders

Greg Gilbert (EV-EN) assisted by Bryan Trottier and Gary Nylund

4

6