'End of an era.' Islanders win final regular season game at Nassau Coliseum amid goodbyes

There will be playoff games this year at Nassau Coliseum, but Saturday night marked the final regular season game in the history of the Old Barn.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2021, 2:35 AM

Updated 1,082 days ago

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There will be playoff games this year at Nassau Coliseum, but Saturday night marked the final regular season game in the history of the Old Barn.
The Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 5-1. It was the team's 1,737th game at the Coliseum.
In a season full of goodbyes at the Coliseum, the game was a big one.
"When the playoffs start, we don't know when it's going to end. So, this is really the finale," said Jackie Senn, a fan since the team's glory years, about why she needed to be at the game.
Some fans compare the Coliseum to a second home. And for those who don't have tickets for the playoffs, this game was a chance to say goodbye.
"It's like the end of an era, it's moving on," one fan shared.
Northport's Vicky Dee has some grand hopes though for a little more action at the Coliseum. And she's not alone.
"I would love to close out this building with a Stanley Cup," an emotional Dee said.


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