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All Aboard! Barclays Center Opens for Isles Business

Fans Assemble at a home in North Bellmore to ‘tailgate’ Inflatable bouncers Costcoprior to riding the LIRR to Barclays Center:

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A very packed and rowdy train ride to Atlantic Terminal. Passengers stood as they continuously conducted various Islanders chants:

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The game program given to all fans upon entry into the building. Inside, a magnetic schedule for the 2015-2016 Islanders season:

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The Blackhawks and Islanders warm-up in preparation for the game. Photo taken from row 2 of section 229:

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Matt Martin stretches at center ice:

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Islanders players salute the crowd after being introduced onto the ice as a team:

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New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio during the pre-game ceremony:

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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.

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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:

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Team captains John Tavares and Jonathan Towes shake hands following the ceremonial puck drop:

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Members of the Blue and Orange Army in section 229:

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Andrew Shaw and Thomas Greiss battle for position:

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Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark came up to section 229 to hand deliver Islanders hats with embroidery; “Blue and Orange Army”:

 

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Fans inside “Sugar Factory  Barclays Center”, a candy and ice cream shop located on the main concourse, outside of section 17.

 

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Ryan Strome lines up against Patrick Kane at the start of 3 on 3 overtime:

 

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A group Blackhawks players assembles at center ice after winning the game 3-2:

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