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New York Islanders are Brooklyn-bound following Game 7 loss (The Associated Press)

It’s time for the New York Islanders to lower the Hall of Fame and Stanley Cup banners from the rafters, and pack up their pucks and sticks. The Islanders are leaving behind their boisterous and ”Yes! Yes! Yes!” chanting fans at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for far newer digs at the Barclays Center. The end of a 43-year era at what became called ”The Old Barn” in Uniondale, New York, ended on Monday night with a 2-1 loss at Washington in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series. ”We wanted to get back home,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said.