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'Entourage' Star Kevin Connolly Can't Sleep After Islanders' Elimination

NEW YORK (WFAN) -- If you happen to see Kevin Connolly today in SoHo, give him a hug.

He needs it.

Connolly, in town to promote the upcoming "Entourage" movie, couldn't sleep after his beloved New York Islanders were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night.

"It's sad," the actor said bright and early Tuesday on WFAN's "Boomer & Carton" show. "I'm lying here at the Mercer Hotel with my covers pulled over my head."

Connolly, a frequent guest and occasional co-host on the program, lamented the missed opportunities in Game 7 against the Capitals but wouldn't point the finger at anyone on the Isles.

"I'm devastated," said Connolly, who directed a "30 for 30" film on the franchise's embarrassing John Spano era. "I've been tossing and turning for five hours. I tried to go to bed at 1 o'clock."

Tuesday's Open And A 'Devastated' Kevin Connolly

The 41-year-old Long Island native will watch helplessly -- along with the rest of the fan base -- as the Islanders depart Nassau County for their new home: Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

"Honestly, let's just say it was a great season for the Islanders. They had a great year. They closed it out in style by winning the last game at the Coliseum, and now it's over," Connolly said. "They need to pick up the pieces and move on. Next year is a new year -- and that's it."

Now, after a long night, which included some Twitter shots at one of our Islanders columnists, Connolly is hoping to tend to some unfinished business.

"I should probably try to go to sleep for a couple of hours," he said.

Kevin Connolly entertains the crowd between periods at Nassau Coliseum in 2007. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


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