Trottier and Bossy had a special chemistry that helped create a dynasty that won four straight Stanley Cups and a record 19 consecutive playoff series. A hard-nosed two-way center, Trottier won the Hart trophy and led the NHL in scoring in 1978-79, his second season skating with Bossy, who many regard as the best pure goal scorer in league history. During their decade together, Bossy rattled off a record nine consecutive 50-plus goal seasons.
Playoff MVP Mike Bossy holds up the Islanders’ third straight Stanley Cup on May 16, 1982 after New York swept Vancouver. Bossy scored 53 goals as a rookie in 1977-78, the first of his nine straight 50+ seasons. His career average of .762 goals per game is the highest percentage in NHL history. The Hall of Famer turned 58 years old today. (John Iacono/SI)