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Barry Trotz: Islanders need a win for fans and themselves

Islanders head coach Barry Trotz looks on from the bench against the New York Rangers at UBS Arena on Wednesday. Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Islanders will eventually win a game at their new, $1.1 billion UBS Arena.

It might even be on Friday night as they conclude the building’s first homestand against the Penguins, provided the NHL does not postpone the game in deference to the Islanders’ COVID-19 outbreak.

The last-place Islanders (5-9-2), who did not practice on Thanksgiving, had their losing streak extended to seven games with Wednesday night’s 4-1 defeat to the rival Rangers.