Ice removed from Nassau Coliseum one final time

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Nassau Coliseum ice dug up one last time
Tuesday May 5th, 2015

The ice was removed from Nassau Coliseum one final time on Tuesday.

The New York Islanders tweeted a picture of workers dismantling the rink, which has served as the team’s home ice since the franchise was admitted to the NHL in 1972. The Islanders will move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season.

The Isles’ 2-1 Game 7 loss to the Capitals in Washington on April 27 ended their season. The final game at Nassau Coliseum was a 3-1 win over the Caps two days earlier.

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The process was completed in a few hours.

The Coliseum will undergo renovations and continue to host concerts and other events.

The Islanders finished 47-28-7 this season, good for third place in the Metropolitan Division, but fell short in the first round of the playoffs.

- Alex Putterman

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