UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 22: Members of the New York Jets football team including Zach Wilson (L) attend the New York Islanders game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Four of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Coliseum on May 22, 2021 in Uniondale, New York.
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Zach Wilson, Dan Feeney and other New York Jets players showed up to support the Islanders for Game 4 at the Coliseum.

Even though the 2021 New York Jets are not scheduled for Sunday Night Football this season, they’ve already captured a big moment on NBC this year.

Down 2-1 in their best-of-seven series with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Islanders received some special support for Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series on Saturday.

Jets players partook in the Islanders’ postseason showdown over the weekend. The group was headlined by the appearance of Zach Wilson, the Jets’ second overall choice in the 2021 NFL draft.

The Islanders are one the only metropolitan representation in the NHL postseason, seeded fourth in the league’s East Division.

Those Jets in attendance, mainly consisting of Wilson and his new blockers, were adorned in Islander uniforms bearing the numerals they wear, or will wear, on MetLife Stadium’s turf when the 2021 season kicks off in September.

The camera cut to Wilson in the stands after Josh Bailey scored the first goal of the game for New York in the second period, while incoming offensive lineman Dan Feeney‘s joyous reaction took the broadcast into a commercial break.

The Jets have remained supportive of their fellow metropolitan squads partaking in spring playoff competitions. In addition to their prescience in Uniondale, the Jets wished both the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks good luck in their upcoming endeavors in the NBA playoffs.

Brooklyn starts its quest Saturday night against the Boston Celtics (8 p.m. ET, ABC), while the Knicks will partake in their first postseason contest since 2013 Sunday night against the Atlanta Hawks (7 p.m. ET, TNT).

Back on the ice, the Islanders lead the Penguins 2-0 in the late second period of Game 4, as Ryan Pulock put in the second Long Island goal. The series returns to Pittsburgh on Monday night (7 p.m. ET, MSG/NBCSN).

Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags

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Geoff Magliocchetti is a veteran football writer with years of credentialed experience with the Jets and Giants. Email: geoffmags90@gmail.com
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verge tibbs
verge tibbs
2 years ago

It’s not the devils, who’ve stunk for quite a while now, but very happy its not the rags! Go Isles!