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Isles Fan Tailgates at 9:30 a.m. For Playoffs

Dan Cafiero got up bright and early to tailgate Isles-Pens game two

by Sasha Kandrach KandrachSasha /

Between beards, superstitions, eccentric outfits and lively chants, the antics for playoffs are never ending. For Dan Cafiero, taking the day off work and getting to NYCB Live Nassau Coliseum first thing in the morning was a no brainer. 


Because it's the Stanley Cup playoffs. 

Tweet from @NHLonNBCSports: Because, playoffs. #StanleyCup (via @chasepwilliams)

Hours before the doors opened, or the official tailgate festivities even started, Cafiero sat comfortably in his lawn chair next to his parked car. How early? Cafiero posted up at 9:30 a.m. soaking up the day ahead and preparing for the mayhem to unfold of game two between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

Tweet from @NYIslanders: The game starts at 7:30pm, but Dan has been here since 9:30am. 🤜🤛The excitement is real for game two. Loud and proud again tonight #Isles fans! ������������������

It was another five hours until Cafiero was finally joined by his crew ready to get the tailgate going before puck-drop. 

Atta boy Dan. Way to put in a shift. 

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