UNIONDALE - Saturday night's regular season finale for the Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum will not be their last game in Uniondale.

The Islanders clinched a playoff spot Thursday night without lacing up their skates.

The team needed a loss by the Boston Bruins or Ottawa Senators to secure a postseason berth. The Senators shut out the Rangers, but the Bruins fell to the Florida Panthers 4-2.

Coincidentally, former Islanders forward Brad Boyes helped seal the victory with what turned out to be Panthers’ third and winning goal.