NEW YORK -- Nostalgia will be in the air Tuesday night when the New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center in the first game for both teams after the NHL's four-day break for the All-Star Game.
Both the Islanders and Panthers last played Thursday, the final day before the All-Star break. Visiting New York became the first team to sweep the season series from the expansion Vegas Golden Knights with a 2-1 win and host Florida dropped its third straight game by falling 4-2 to the Washington Capitals.
The Islanders (25-20-5) entered the break by getting five of six points on a three-game road trip to move within one point of the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers, who occupy the two Eastern Conference wild-card spots.
The good news for Islanders fans continued Monday, when it was announced the team will play 60 home games at Long Island's Nassau Coliseum in a three-season span beginning this fall as the franchise's new home is built at Belmont Park on the Queens/Nassau border. >> Read more
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