The New York Islanders have won a playoff series for the first time since 1993. It came in thrilling fashion, with captain John Tavares tying Game 6 against the Florida Panthers in the final minute before providing the monumental series clincher in double overtime.
They are the only of New York’s two NHL teams remaining in the postseason, too. So that means they get some special treatment around town.
Within minutes of the team’s series-clinching win, the Empire State Building was lit up in Islanders blue and orange. The building remained lit that way for 30 minutes after the game before going back to its regular state.
It's been a long, long time since the Islanders were kings of New York.
The Islanders will now be looking to win yet another series in hopes of advancing to the Eastern Conference Final. That also last happened in 1993. Standing in their way will be the defending Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning.