Billy Smith Speaker Profile
Winner of 4 Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders
Billy Smith Biography
The first goalie to score a goal, Billy Smith was bornDecember 12, 1950 and is a retired professional ice hockey goaltender and isbest known for winning four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders.
Smith's regular season success, however, was surpassed by his performances inthe playoffs, as he helped the Islanders win four straight Stanley Cups(1980-83), reach the finals five straight times (1980-84), and win a record 19consecutive playoff series from 1980-84.
His single most famous game may be his 2-0 victory in thefirst game of the 1983 Stanley Cup finals against the Edmonton Oilers, shuttingout the likes of Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, and Paul Coffey. TheIslanders went on to sweep the Oilers in 4 games, with Smith allowing theOilers only 6 goals and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as Most Valuable Playerin the Playoffs. A year later, Smith broke the record for the most Playoffvictories: he led all goaltenders in playoff victories in total and in everyindividual year between 1980 and 1984. Then in 1985, Smith led the Islanders towin 3 straight games after being down 0-2 to the Washington Capitals, the firsttime such a comeback occurred in the NHL. Smith's playoff success feeds intohis reputation as the supreme "money" goalie, the person you wouldwant in net with the season on the line. Teammates and observers have said thatSmith seemed able to sense when he needed to be perfect to win and when hecould give up five goals and still come away with the victory.
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