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Kyle Palmieri’s young son does adorable ‘Let’s go Islanders’ chant before Game 2

Kyle Palmieri wasn’t the only member of his family ready for Game 2 on Monday.

Long before the puck dropped on Lowry, the Islanders forward’s young son, Luca, showed the youngest Palmieri cheering in his crib at 5 a.m. in a video shared by Palmieri’s wife, Ashley.

The adorable video was posted to Ashley’s Instagram Story and shared during the Islanders’ Game 2 MSG telecast.

“Five o’clock in the morning [Islanders] I chant and then go back to bed for Luka. I think he’s ready for Game 2,” Ashley captioned the video.

Luka could be heard yelling “Let’s Go Islanders” with a binky in his mouth, then clapping.


Kyle Palmieri's son yells
Kyle Palmieri’s son shouts ‘Let’s Go Islanders’ chant at 5 a.m. MSG

Fittingly, Palmieri scored the Islanders’ first goal at 16:22 of the opening period, giving his team a 1-0 lead that would eventually lose to the Hurricanes 5-3, making the Islanders 2-0 in the series. I drove it into the hole.

The veteran forward was able to score his first playoff goal by punching the puck into the pads of Hurricanes starter Frederik Andersen.

Palmieri had one of his best seasons ever, scoring 30 goals for the second time in history and scoring a career-high 54 points while playing in all 82 regular season games for the second time.

“It’s huge,” Palmieri recently told The Post’s Ethan Sears. “Especially as you get older, there’s a lot of wear and tear and you play hard. It’s difficult. And sometimes it’s out of your control. Being healthy and able to dress appropriately for No. 82. I was lucky.”


Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New York Islanders reacts after scoring against Frederik Andersen #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 2 of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Kyle Palmieri #21 of the New York Islanders reacts after scoring against Frederik Andersen #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of Game 2 of the first round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Getty Images

The Islanders and Hurricanes will play the first two games of the series in North Carolina before returning to Long Island on Thursday for Game 3 at UBS Arena.

This season marks the second consecutive year the Islanders and Hurricanes will meet in the postseason, and only the second playoff series for UBS Arena, which opened in 2021.

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