Islanders fall to Blue Jackets in last regular-season game at Coliseum

The New York Islanders on Saturday night lost 5-4 in a shootout to the Columbus Blue Jackets in their final regular-season game at Nassau Coliseum.

New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas (53) celebrates his first-period goal during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

New York Islanders' Casey Cizikas (53) celebrates his first-period goal during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (4/11/15)

UNIONDALE - The Columbus Blue Jackets came back from behind to beat the Islanders 5-4 in a shootout during the last regular-season game at Nassau Coliseum.

A win would have clinched home-ice advantage in the Islanders first-round playoff matchup against the Washington Capitals.

Many fans in the sellout crowd arrived early to tailgate and bid a fond farewell to the Coliseum.

The Islanders have played at Nassau Coliseum since entering the NHL in 1972.

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