New York Islanders winger Mike Bossy cheers after his hat...

New York Islanders winger Mike Bossy cheers after his hat trick against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on Jan. 13, 1981. With the goal, his 44th of the season, Bossy ties the NHL hat trick record of 7 in a season. Credit: AP

The Islanders might not have the national following some NHL playoff teams enjoy, but North America does recognize a good story when it sees one.

And the Isles' run to the NHL playoffs in their final season at Nassau Coliseum clearly is that.

To capitalize on the feel-good vibe - and nostalgia - NBC has produced a promotional advertisement for its playoff coverage that should give long-time Islanders fans goosebumps.

The Islanders begin the first-round playoff series at Washington on Wednesday night, with Games 3 and 4 at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday and Tuesday, respectively.

Watch the video above. Mobile users can click the link above to view the spot.

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