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Roy Boe, right, and Nassau County Executive Ralph Caso pose for a photo inside the new Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. Boe owned both the Julius Erving-led New York Nets of the ABA and the Long Island's newest professional sports team, the NHL's New York Islanders. Boe helped bring an NHL team to Nassau in a successful attempt by the league to block the spread of the World Hockey Association to New York. The Islanders played their first game in the Coliseum against another expansion team, the Atlanta Flames, on October 7, 1972, a 3-2 loss. They earned their first home win two days later in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. |(Credit: AP, 1972)

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Memorable Islanders moments at Nassau Coliseum

With only one season remaining at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders are soon leaving behind a building that has seen its fair share of history and thrills. Here are some of the most memorable moments the Isles have experienced on Long Island.