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Islanders happy to reach end of the road and move into new home

The Islanders' Zach Parise congratulates Mathew Barzal on his goal against the Lightning during the first period of an NHL game on Monday in Tampa, Fla. Credit: AP/Mike Carlson

SUNRISE, Fla. — The Islanders can truly finally come home.

Tuesday night’s match against the Panthers at FLA Live Arena marks the end of their season-opening, 13-game road trip, an extended stretch necessary to complete enough work on UBS Arena for the Islanders' new, $1.1 billion home to be ready to host hockey.

The Islanders will christen their long-awaited, modern building on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames.