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Bright Lights and hockey: New York Islanders
Located on the Eastern side of New York, the Islanders are a professional ice hockey team that competes in the NHL. If you have a free night during your time in New York, make sure you get to an Islanders game to see the exhilarating spectacle of elite hockey in person. You can get New York Islanders tickets online on StubHub in just a matter of clicks.
Representing Long Island
Formed in 1972, the Islanders joined the NHL alongside the now defunct Atlanta Flames as the league expanded to 16 teams. The New York Rangers had already existed for multiple decades and the NHL saw the Islanders as an opportunity to spread their market to the east of New York, specifically Long Island. The Rangers were not too pleased with the Islanders encroaching on their territory, however they were more receptive to the team once it was announced that the Islanders would play their home games at Nassau Coliseum rather than Madison Square Garden. The rivalry between the two teams grew stronger as the years passed and has been labelled the 'Battle of New York'. The intra-city rivalry is bolstered by the fact they both compete in the Metropolitan Division of the league, meaning the teams play off against each other multiple times each season. The Islanders wear royal blue, orange and white uniforms and are often referred to as the Isles. Purchase your New York Islanders tickets to see the team play. If you had planned on attending a game and no longer can, selling your tickets on StubHub is just as simple as buying them!
Establishing a team dynasty
Seven seasons after joining the NHL, the Islanders began one of the most famous championship streaks ever to have occurred in professional sport. Starting with a victory against the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1980 Stanley Cup finals, the team was able to create a dynasty that won four consecutive championships. During this period, the Isles were able to win an astonishing 19 consecutive playoff series wins, rarely giving other teams a hope of victory. Their dominance during this era was highlighted by the resounding 4-0 series wins in both the 1982 and 1983 finals series. Striving to win their fifth title in as many years, the Islanders fell agonisingly close as they lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the 1984 Stanley Cup finals. Denis Potvin was a crucial member of the Islanders' four consecutive championships, providing a strong defensive anchor for the team and intimidating opponents with his physicality. Potvin was captain for the entirety of the Isles dynasty, eventually retiring after 15 seasons with the club in 1988. Don't miss your tickets for the New York Islanders!
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