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Daniel Bryan 'Yes' chant breaks out after NY Islanders goal at Nassau Coliseum

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According to an Apr. 1 Instagram post from Eric Holden, the "Yes Movement" was in full force on Apr. 1 at Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York, during the New York Islanders' game against the Florida Panthers.

Following Travis Hamonic's wrist-shot through traffic to tie the score at 1-all in the opening period, New York Islanders fans in attendance spontaneously broke into a "Yes! Yes! Yes!" chant, with their fingers pointed high in the air in the same manner that WWE superstar Daniel Bryan does it at WWE events.

The game between the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers didn't mean much in the playoff race.

It also didn't have much to do with lottery picks, being that neither team has a realistic shot of notching the top seed in the draft.

However, both teams put up a great fight and the fans were so entertained that they broke into a "Yes! Yes! Yes!" chant following each of the Islanders' four goals.

The WWE had just come to Nassau Coliseum a week earlier for a live taping of a house show, so perhaps Long Island sports fans were still in pro wrestling mode during the Islanders game against the Panthers.

The one thing for sure is that Bryan is a crossover star in the world of sports, and his "Yes!" chant is so catchy that fans do it all over the world at all kinds of various sporting events.

New York Islanders fans are desperate for anything to cheer about at this point, being that their team has been a bottom-dweller for most of the season.

If they can muster up a Daniel Bryan-esque "Yes!" chant this late in the season -- even with their playoff hopes long gone -- it's certainly a positive for the fan base.

Unfortunately, the WWE won't be back on Long Island for at least a few more months. Additionally, the Islanders will be playing in Brooklyn during the 2015-16 season, so the team will be gone from Long Island in just a couple years.

It's a bit sad, since it seems the fans are finally showing a little life at Nassau Coliseum.


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