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Fans' delight: Islanders back at Nassau Coliseum for a day

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Nearly 2 1/2 years after last playing at the Nassau Coliseum, John Tavares and the New York Islanders gave their fans something to cheer about back at their refurbished former home.

The Islanders returned to the Coliseum for a day for a preseason game against Philadelphia, but that didn't matter to fans clamoring for the team's return from Brooklyn. They showed up early Sunday morning to tailgate and participate in pregame festivities outside, including a museum truck and a virtual reality Zamboni experience, and to take pictures with the Stanley Cup.

"It's nice to be back home," said Andrew Gagnon, a student at nearby Hofstra University who arrived at 9 a.m. to tailgate. "This is where the four Cups were won. All that history is here. I saw a sign that said, `This is home, not Brooklyn.' That's how everyone feels."

Points: J. Tavares66
Plus/Minus: D. Seidenberg25
Shots on Goal: J. Tavares260
PIM: T. Hamonic60
Win: T. Greiss26
Shutouts: T. Greiss3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 239 (10)
Shots: 2480 (16)
PP%: 15.0% (28)
Penalty Minutes: 648 (25)
Assists: 389 (13)
SH Goals: 5 (20)
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
Carolina 0 0 0 0
Columbus 0 0 0 0
New Jersey 0 0 0 0
NY Islanders 0 0 0 0
NY Rangers 0 0 0 0
Philadelphia 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0
Washington 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 238 (8)
Shots Against: 2616 (5)
PK%: 81.9% (11)
Penalty Minutes: 649 (29)
Shutouts: 5 (13)
Sv%: 0.909 (17)
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Date Player Transactions
9/12 C. Bailey Invited to Training Camp
8/8 S. Gionta Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
8/2 C. de Haan Re-Signed One-year contract
7/27 C. Jones Re-Signed One-year contract
7/24 A. Pelech Re-Signed Four-year contract
7/13 C. Gibson Re-Signed One-year contract
7/11 K. Gudlevskis Signed One-year contract
7/5 S. Aho Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
7/1 K. Petrov Became Unrestricted Free Agent
7/1 J. Graham Became Unrestricted Free Agent Not tendered a qualifying offer
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