It’s the final time the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers play at the Nassau Coliseum. Here are the top 5 games between the two rivals at the Coli.
Tonight will be the final game between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers at the Nassau Coliseum. Ever. For real this time.
This time the Isles aren’t leaving for a makeshift home in Brooklyn (that honestly served them well while they were there). Starting the 2021-22 NHL season, the Islanders will play out their home games at the brand new hockey-first UBS Arena.
A new home ON Long Island made specifically for the New York Islanders.
The two rivals have played 131 times at the Nassau Coliseum in the regular season. Unfortunately, the Islanders hold a losing record there against the Rangers going 56-64-8-3 (0.469 points-percentage) in the regular season. It’s not much better even over the last few seasons as the Islanders push for a Stanley Cup while the Rangers rebuild.
Since 2019-20* the Isles hold a 2-2-1 record against the Rangers at the Coliseum.
(*They split games between the Barclays and Coliseum in 2018-19 but never played the Rangers on Nassau ice that year.)
With this being the final meeting between the two teams on Nassau ice here are five of the biggest games played in the old barn between the two biggest rivals in the NHL.