The New York Islanders have had plenty of playoff success in their franchise history, winning four straight Stanley Cups from 1980-83.
Now, Brock Nelson has a piece of Islanders playoff history.
Nelson set an Islanders franchise record Saturday night by becoming the first player to tally three points in a Game 7.
The former Warroad High School and UND standout had a goal and two assists to help the Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. New York will now take on the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference finals.
Nelson's goal Saturday night gave the Islanders a 3-0 lead in the game.
Nelson was red hot for the Islanders during the series with the Flyers.
He tallied four goals and seven points in Games 4-7 -- none of which came on the power play. He led New York in scoring during the seven-game series with eight total points.
His three-point game broke the previous Game 7 point-production record (two points) held by Roman Hamrlik (2002), David Volek (1993), Ray Ferraro (1993), Benoit Hogue (1993), Bryan Trottier (1987) and Steve Konroyd (1987). Nelson's teammate, Josh Bailey, had two points in Game 7, too.
For the entire playoff, Nelson has seven goals and 15 points in 16 games, ranking 13th among all NHL players. He ranks second on the Islanders, only behind Bailey (two goals, 17 points).
Nelson is UND's last shot at having a Stanley Cup winner this season.
Three others were eliminated during Game 7s Friday.
Tyson Jost and the Colorado Avalanche lost to the Dallas Stars in overtime Friday afternoon, while Troy Stecher, Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks lost to the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday night.
Nelson played his sophomore, junior and senior years at Warroad High School, increasing his point total from 21 to 69 to 85. After his senior season, the Islanders used the final pick of the first round, No. 30 overall, to select him in the 2010 draft.
Nelson then came directly to UND, where he played two seasons. As a freshman, he tallied eight goals and 21 points. He arrived as a dominant college hockey player as a sophomore, scoring 28 goals and 47 points. No UND player has eclipsed 28 goals since then.
Nelson started his pro career after the 2011-12 college season with New York's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He made his NHL debut the following season in a playoff game.
The Islanders begin their Eastern Conference final series against the Lightning at 7 p.m. Monday in Edmonton (NBC Sports Network).
Islanders vs. Lightning
Game 1: 7 p.m. Monday (NBCSN).
Game 2: 7 p.m. Wednesday (NBCSN).
Game 3: 7 p.m. Friday (USA Network).
Game 4: 2 p.m. Sunday (NBC).
Game 5 (if necessary): 7 p.m. Sept. 15 (NBCSN).
Game 6 (if necessary): 7 p.m. Sept. 17 (NBCSN).
Game 7 (if necessary) 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 (NBCSN).