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The Islanders leave the ice after their 2-1

The Islanders leave the ice after their 2-1 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on Thursday in Edmonton, Alberta. Credit: Getty Images/Bruce Bennett

 

The Islanders, a resilient team this postseason, were eliminated from the NHL playoffs in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. It was a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, ending the team's longest playoff run since 1993. Send your message of support below, then listen to our Island Ice Podcast about the series.

 

 

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Way to go fellas !!!! Crazy proud

Mark, Greenwood

Thank you very much boys for an amazing season that nobody ever would have ever imagine many people doubted you guys but hey...

Kevin Pineda , Central Islip

You played your hearts out. Don't be discouraged. Come back next year and take the cup! Great season had a lot of fun...

James Vitulli , Vernon, NJ

Growing up in Brooklyn I became an Islander fan back in 1975 during their first playoff run and have been a fan ever since,...

Michael Leone, Baldwin

Thank you for this exciting playoff run. It was so much fun to watch that I'm sure even John Tavares, at home, wearing...

Paul Signorile, Port Washigton

This is team of great integrity .

Tom Costa, WadingRiver,NY 11792

I'm exhausted! I can't even imagine how you guys are feeling. Thank you for an exciting hockey season

Sue saffery, Huntington

Thank you

John Kiggins, Manhasset

Thank you to the players and coaches of the NY Islanders. You gave us great ride and we appreciate the effort and resiliency...

Mike Dunn, Massapequa Park

Thanks to all the players,coaches, staff and owners for a great run. I felt like is was 1979/80. Long Islanders are very...

Michael Palermo , Seaford

Being a huge Islanders fan my whole life, I found this playoff run so exciting!! Spent every moment in my favorite man-cave...

Pete Meehan, Port Jefferson

Proud of this amazing team! We have been fans since day one and will continue to cheer this team on. Thank you for a great...

Laura Howell, North Babylon

You never quit and fought to the last whistle. Thank you so much for lifting us all up with you. Our future is bright. I...

Jason Sassenoff, Malverne

Great job boys! Let's shoot for the Cup next year. LGI.

Walter Malek, Malverne

Great job guys! You were far and away the best thing to happen for Long Island in 2020. Thank you. Yes! yes! yes!

D Friedlander, Wading River

Fan since 72, saw all the Cups, YOU brought back that feeling again! SO proud of you, we love you! LGI!!

Keri Kennedy, Lake Luzerne

Amazing run! So proud of this team. Hoping great future on the horizon. Let's go Islanders!!!

Marc Sloane, Plainview

So proud to be an Islanders fan. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Larry Barth, Plainview

Life Long Islander Fan over 30 years I have been through ups and downs with this franchise and coaching staff This was a...

Frank Previti, Lindenhurst

What a run boys! Thanks for an incredible season! You guys played with gut and heart and we couldn't be more proud of you...

Anne Rose, Locust Valley

After months with no sports, hockey was one of 3 major sports that came back in July. With all the sputtering and...

Brian Eskin, Kings Park

Congratulations and thank you for keeping hockey alive during such a tumultuous time. It was an incredible run, and quite...

John Mehler , Bay Shore

Been a fan since 1972 we are almost there for cup number 5 Thank you for a great season and playoff run

jay zuccarello, East Meadow

Thank You to the Islanders players and organization for a great season. The team has exemplified teamwork and work ethic,...

Mike Johnston, Newark DE

So very proud of our New York Islanders team! Great teamwork, grit, and heart. It was a great run that got me through this...

Suzanne Gruber, Farmingdale

Thank you for the many sacrifices all of you made to bring so much passion, excitement and pride to Islanders Nation. It was...

Steve Lester , Merrick

We are lifelong fans and have been cheering the Islanders on from NH! This season has been such a bright spot during a...

Livvie, New Hampshire

Thank you for the fun you put back into our life's this summer. Teamwork and Structure not only applies to hockey, but on...

Ron Hlawaty, Levittown

You guys played some great hockey don't be ashamed you will get them next year we can wait till next year great job thank...

Barbara tyrrell , Rockville center

I want to thank the NY Islanders for all the excitement of these past couple of months. You have brightened up what has been...

Kathleen Gallagher , Uniondale

I just want to thank the New York Islanders for giving us hope in these troubled times. Although we didn't go all the...

Chris korzeniowski , Shirley

Thank you so much for an unexpected, thoroughly enjoyable, and much-needed COVID diversion with your incredible sacrifice,...

Grover Duckworth, Originally from Uniondale, NY now living in East Windsor, NJ

I may be a Capitals fan at heart, but I am so proud of the effort this Islanders team put into their trip to the East...

Charles Ruane, Sandston, Virginia

Thank you for giving your all. We are so proud of you and can't wait to see what happens next year

Michelle, N Bellmore

Thank you for a great run. 2020 has been a tough year and watching the team succeed has brought a little joy into our...

Robinson family, Orangeburg, NY

Been an islander fan since 1972. Stood by them in the bad times and the good times. This year's team showed me heart,...

Ted, West Hempstead

You were a great team to watch!! You did Long Island proud!!! All the way next year! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Jeanne, Bayville

Thanks to the entire Islanders organization for persevering through adversity and providing your fans with a memorable...

Bil Doering, Port Jefferson Station

You guys made us proud, and to do it in a year like this when so many of us really needed a Good Thing was icing on the...

Jeremy Pinquist, Valley Stream

I've been an Islander fan since day 1. While the results are not what we dreamed about, we fans have every reason to be...

Dave Flatley, Levittown

Thanks for a great ride. We'll get em next year!

Dave Feldman, Long Beach

My parents first subscribed to cable in 1993. I was 15 and this was the first time I watched the playoffs and I've been an...

James Webler, Mamaroneck

We are very proud of the way you fought throughout the playoffs. Each year you have improved. Next year you will be a force...

Dave Ehrhardt, Central Islip

Thank you to all the Islanders & all their staff who SACRIFICED all that time away from family & friends & the comforts of...

Vic Macaluso , Merrick

Thanks guys for your valiant effort... you gave us something to look forward to every other day in the last 2 months during...

Bob Hartranft, North Babylon

What a blast! Rooting for such dedicated, caring and unselfish hockey players is a joy. THANK YOU for giving us a thrilling...

John Paga, East Quogue

After this disaster of a year it was great watching this team play. The NHL scored with the bubble play and the Islanders...

Harry vanleuvan, East Northport

Valiant effort boys, hold your heads up high!!! You made the Isles Nation fans so proud of all of your tremendous...

Jeff Bell, Hauppauge NY, now Charleston SC

Where do I begin? What a ride you took us on. Seeing you gentlemen put forth such an effort each and every night made me...

Michael, Seitz

I can still recall reading Newsday when it was announced LI was getting an NHL franchise in 1972. I've born witness to...

Jon Karp, Plainview

Thanks, guys! I wear my Islander mask with pride for all you have accomplished during this difficult time. And I'm wondering...

Christopher Brown, Wading River

As a Islanders fan for 43 yrs I'm so proud of this group of players and coaches. They have given us a great fun ride in...

Ivica Cogelja , Hackensack NJ

Congratulations on a great season and exciting playoff series!

Maureen L., Levittown

As a 31 year old lifelong fan this is the greatest season I've seen... For now. Proud to be an Islanders fan. LGI

Will Patelis , Port Republic, Maryland

Thank YOU for providing us with almost 2 months of exciting hockey during these crazy times. We were 6 wins away from a 5th...

Richard Krumbholz, Merrick

No reason to hang your heads boys. You made your fan base proud! Only way to go is up. LET'S GO ISLANDERS!!!

Henri Devigne, Norwalk CT

Islander pride. This run brought back great memories of watching the team from the 4 Cup years. Great job boys. This team...

Stuart Cooper, Garden City

Wish you guys were still in it but you did your best, I'm so sad 😞 but I know there's always next season enjoy your summer...

Barbara Romaine , Valley Stream

I've been a fan for 40 years now and I've never been this proud. Thank uou for an amazing playoff run.

Thomas Hahn, Bellmore,NY

So incredibly proud of you guys! Looking forward to next season!

Brooke Thompson, Oakville

I love you

Matthew Bernstein, Merrick

Thanks Boys For a Great Run!!

steven nothel, GARDEN CITY

Thanks for great games in a not so great year

Matt cheeseman, North Bellmore

Thank you Islanders for all you did for us during the last 7 weeks. It's been a difficult year for many and watching...

Dan A., East Meadow

I will admit, I havent been following sports or the islanders much these last few years but my son got me to watch the...

John Whittall, Commack

I enjoyed watching my Isles starting here in Florida, on my vacation in Maine ( hockey by the lake was a treat), and...

Doug Henning, Jacksonville , Florida

I am a 10 year old hockey player and I love the Islanders. They played their hearts out. It teaches me to try my best and...

Dylan Schlicht, Bay Shore

Congrats to the 2020 Isles for a great season. During this pandemic the grit and effort of this team was appreciated. Best...

SCPD, Commack

Thanks Isles for making the past six weeks exciting and enjoyable!! This has been such a rough year for many and we needed...

Steve K, Old Bethpage

Thank you for your hard work and sacrifice. You fought for something very important, our pride. We loved watching you play!

The Diaz Family, Glen Cove, New York

Fantastic! You guys never stopped skating. You were relentless. This year, the final four. Next year? The return of Lord...

Bill Kane, South Setauket

Dear Team, Thank you for such a great run this playoff season! Although the end result was not achieved, the journey was...

Keith Amato, Middle Island

Thank You Islanders for your great run this season, what a thrill ride it was, especially for us long time fans. I have been...

Frank Ruscio, Coatesville, PA

Congratulations boys on an amazing season. You all have made New York and Long Island so proud. You are the true definition...

John Spiegelman, North Massapequa

Great Job guys! Thanks for making Islander Hockey fun again. Can't wait until next season

Fernando Gastaldi, GREENLAWN

I want to thank the players, training staff, coaching staff and management for their collective efforts in the 2020 playoff...

Tim Wallace, Bohemia, NY

Great job guys. Can't wait for next season. Keep it up!!

Quentin franco, Massapequa

This Isles team has been the most pleasant surprise of 2020! Proud to see the team put everything out on the ice every game....

Marc, Huntington

Hello boys- Thanks for all the great thrills and chills over these past many weeks. You made us proud and the best is yet to...

The Oceanside Goldmans, Oceanside

Thank you to the Players, Coaches and Management for making Islander Hockey fun again. Thank you Coach Trotz! Thank you Lou...

Rick Russo, Hicksville