Islanders will play at Nassau Coliseum in first round if they make playoffs
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Islanders fans will get what they want.

New York announced Friday, it will play its home games in the first round of the playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum if the Islanders make it to the postseason.

The Islanders have been splitting their home games between the Coliseum and Barclays Center this year as the team waits for construction to be finished on a new facility at the Belmont Park racetrack.

New York is 4-1-1 in games at the Coliseum this season and finish the year with 15 of their final 18 games at the 46-year-old arena.

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If the Islanders are to make the second round of the playoffs, the home games would be played at the Barclays Center because commissioner Gary Bettman has deemed the Coliseum does not qualify as an NHL major league facility.  

New York currently leads the Metropolitan Division with a 34-17-6 record. Washington sits in second three points back.

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