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The New York Islanders are based in New York City and play their home games at Barclays Center, located in Brooklyn. The Islanders are one of three NHL franchises in the New York metropolitan area, along with the Devils and the Rangers. Hockey fans can find tickets for any of these teams’ home games at Golden Tickets.
The New York Islanders were founded in 1972 as part of the NHL’s maneuvers to keep the New York Raiders, a World Hockey Association team, out of the newly built Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. William Shea, who brought the Mets to New York, was largely responsible for bringing the Islanders to New York, effectively dooming the future of the Raiders.
New York Islanders Ticket Holders were thrilled by the almost instant success of the team. The Islanders appeared in 14 straight playoffs starting with their third season. The Islanders won 4 consecutive Stanley Cup championships between 1980 and 1983, making them one of the 8 dynasties officially recognized by the NHL. Their 19 consecutive playoff series wins between 1980 and 1984 is a feat that remains unparalleled in the history of professional sports.
Following their dynasty era, the New York Islanders started struggling with money, an aging arena, and low attendance. Fans of the Islanders watched their team go 22 seasons without winning a playoff series prior to the 2016 playoffs. After the 2014–2015 season, New York Islanders fans would start travelling to the Barclays Center to watch their team. Today, New York Islanders Ticket Holders can see the team at either Barclays or the Coliseum as they eagerly await the opening of a new area for the team in 2021.