On Saturday, October 7, the Barclays Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn, will host the New York Islanders’ first home game of the season. Check out these top match-ups on the Islanders schedule if you’re looking to catch elite hockey in a fun, modern arena!
A Look Ahead at the 2017-2018 Islanders Schedule
Buffalo Sabres (October 7)
On Saturday, October 7 at 7 pm, head out to the Barclays Center for the Islanders home opener against the up-and-coming Buffalo Sabres in what’s guaranteed to be a hotly contested Eastern Conference match-up.
Come out to see Islanders alumni like Kyle Okposo, Matt Moulson and Chad Johnson make their much-anticipated return to play against their former team. There will also be a magnetic Islanders schedule giveaway for all fans in attendance!
Vegas Golden Knights (October 30)
Round out your October by attending an Islanders game against the NHL’s newest expansion franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights. Don’t miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a brand-new American sports franchise in their inaugural season.
With a puck-drop at 7 pm, this game is sure to be full of exciting action from some of the sport’s top young talent like the Islanders’ John Tavares and Jordan Eberle, as well as the Golden Knights Cody Eakin and Jonathan Marchessault.
Philadelphia Flyers (November 22)
On the night before Thanksgiving, November 22, at 7 pm, the New York Islanders will go head-to-head with one of their oldest rivals in the historic Metropolitan Division, the Philadelphia Flyers. Since everyone will be around for the holiday, the Barclays Center is sure to be rocking, so it’s a great opportunity to attend the game with family and friends!
This game will also feature some of Philadelphia’s top skaters, like Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Shayne Gostisbehere, most notably. What better way to kick-off the Thanksgiving holiday than with a huge Islanders win?
New York Rangers (February 15 and April 5)
Of course, if you’re going to attend any game on the Islanders schedule, it might as well be against their bitter, long-time, cross-town rival, the New York Rangers. However, since both fan bases are local, these games always sell out completely. And with two passionate fan bases, it gets spirited, to say the least.
Besides, since both games are near the end of the Islanders schedule, it seems like they will have major playoff implications for both sides. It doesn’t matter though. The Islanders and Rangers could be the two worst teams in the league and still play a chippy, competitive game against each other.
Tickets for all of these games can be purchased here. Just remember, there’s little to no parking for the Barclays Center so your best bet is to grab a ride from us!