Work crews at Nassau Coliseum removed the sheet of ice for the final time today, as the Islanders will finally set up shop at Barclays Center starting next season.
The removal was captured in a series of tweets by Newsday videographer Bobby Cassidy, beginning with the removal of the dashers and the loosening of the molding surrounding the ice and culminating in the final scraping of shavings via forklift plow thingy contraption (scientific term).
Today, it's about a playing surface that's seen a lot of history being removed for the first time in 43 years without the prospect of returning in October.
Thanks very much to Cassidy for posting the images and we look forward to his next Islanders video on Newsday.com.
UPDATE: As usual, Bruce Bennett nails it with a fine pic:
End of Nassau Coliseum ice pic.twitter.com/sNmmgirf4N— Bruce Bennett (@Bruce_Bennett) May 5, 2015