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Roberto Luongo

Islanders advance to second round for first time since 1993

The Barclays Center crowd was roaring during pregame introductions and through the early minutes of the game.

After being quieted some while the New York Islanders trailed, they roared again when captain John Tavares tied it in the final minute of regulation and sent the fans into a frenzy after more than 30 minutes of overtime.

Tavares' fifth goal of the series, at 10:41 of the second extra period, gave New York a 2-1 victory in Game 6 on Sunday night, sending the Islanders to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 1993.

Yes, their long postseason drought is finally over.

"First and foremost for our fan base, they have been dying for...

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