Barring a postseason meeting, tonight will be the last time the Washington Capitals will ever play at Nassau Coliseum.
Nassau is a weird beast, smallish by NHL standards, hard to reach using mass transit, but beloved for its legacy and dumpy-ness nonetheless.
It was here that Bossy scored at will. It was here that Potvin won three Norrises. It was here that Dale Hunter made the cheapest of cheap shots (and earned what was at the time the longest suspension in league history).
The Isles brought the Cup home to Nassau four times– in a freaking row– in the early eighties. Now, at the edge of 2015, I wouldn’t be too surprised if they do it again. The Isles are a good team, and they’d certainly like to make Nassau proud before they move to Brooklyn, the edge of the island, at the start of next season.
7 on PM on CSN. Let’s say goodbye to the old dump together. Go Caps.
|Team||Record||Possession||PDO||Power Play||Penalty Kill|
|New York Islanders||23-11-1||53.0%||99.5||17.9%||74.0%|