Islander fans

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The goodbyes to the Nassau Coliseum began early Saturday morning.

A smattering of fans had already set up tents in the Coliseum parking lot by the time players began to file into the building for the morning skate at 10:30 am. Johnny Boychuk, who has been staying at the Marriot right across from the Coliseum, said he heard them in the morning.

"I heard people tailgating. It actually woke me up," he said, while chuckling, after the Islanders 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. "It was a little bit different, but it was good to see you that you have passionate fans."

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