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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The “Other” 1993 Playoff Drought

Many Islander fans my age have a similar favorite moment – the Shawn Bates penalty shot. While that gives me chills to watch Every. Single. Time. one of my favorite moments took place a little more than three weeks earlier, mostly because I was there, but also because it set the stage for Bates moment in the spotlight. On April 6th, 2002, I was at the Nassau Coliseum with my grandpa...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Nassau Coliseum’s Greatest First Round Playoff Moments: Bates Penalty Shot

Leading 2-1 in the series with Game 4 at the Nassau Coliseum still ahead, the Islanders have the ball in their court. Or the puck in their end? I hate cliches. Before John Tavares‘ overtime winner on Sunday afternoon, which immediately shot its way up into the annals of Coliseum history, Islanders fans had been starved for memorable playoff moments in their home. One of the last...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 58

Who, at the beginning of the season, would have thought Colin McDonald would be leading the Islanders to a pair of victories in February? Certainly not me. But the physical, pesky forward is making a real impressive case for himself staying with the big club for the foreseeable future. Speaking of pesky forwards, not so physical though, our countdown to the last regular season game...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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