Fans Assemble at a home in North Bellmore to ‘tailgate’ prior to riding the LIRR to Barclays Center:
A very packed and rowdy train ride to Atlantic Terminal. Passengers stood as they continuously conducted various Islanders chants:
The game program given to all fans upon entry into the building. Inside, a magnetic schedule for the 2015-2016 Islanders season:
The Blackhawks and Islanders warm-up in preparation for the game. Photo taken from row 2 of section 229:
Matt Martin stretches at center ice:
Islanders players salute the crowd after being introduced onto the ice as a team:
New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio during the pre-game ceremony:
The panel of guest for the pre-game ceremony. The company was centered around Islanders current majority owner Charles Wang, along with future majority owners, Scott Malkin and John Ledecky.
Prior to the ceremonial puck drop, the Islanders played a video tribute and held a moment of silence for former coach, Al Arbour, who recently died:
Team captains John Tavares and Jonathan Towes shake hands following the ceremonial puck drop:
Members of the Blue and Orange Army in section 229:
Andrew Shaw and Thomas Greiss battle for position:
Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark came up to section 229 to hand deliver Islanders hats with embroidery; “Blue and Orange Army”:
Fans inside “Sugar Factory Barclays Center”, a candy and ice cream shop located on the main concourse, outside of section 17.
Ryan Strome lines up against Patrick Kane at the start of 3 on 3 overtime:
A group Blackhawks players assembles at center ice after winning the game 3-2: