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Barclays Christened With Isles Victory

Barclays Center ice from section 231. Sections 230, 231, 201, and 202 all have limited view seating, which prevents spectators from seeing the near goal:DSC00331

Monday’s game featured a unique performance of the Canadian and American national anthems. Both anthems were played on an electric guitar. Picture taken from section 229:

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Islanders players, including Travis Hamonic (pictured), were spotted with smirks during the national anthems:

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Four-cheese mac and cheese from Fatty Cue BBQ, located on the upper concourse:

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Second period action from section 217 – the eastern side of the building:

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Ryan Strome explains a play to John Tavares and Anders Lee. Strome had deflected a puck with his stick and into the net. Video replay confirmed the call on the ice that his stick was above the cross-bar when making contact with the puck:

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Travis Hamonic watches the “Dance Cam” on the video board, during a TV timeout:

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Josh Bailey and Kyle Okposo take in some third period action:

 

 

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Sydney Esiason watches game action during the final 5 minutes of the third period. Esiason tweeted: “There’s minutes and then there’s Islander minutes that feel like a century”

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Sydney Esiason could feel some relief. The clock strikes zero, the Islanders win their first game at Barclays Center, and acquire points 2 and 3 for the 2015-16 season:

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The Islanders take to center ice to salute a Columbus Day crowd of 11,100:

 

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A fan celebrates on the upper concourse by beating a drum:

 

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Fans pour out of the Atlantic Avenue entrance and continue the victory celebration:

 

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Fans take to the Barclays Center plaza to continue celebrating the Islanders victory:

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One fan hoists another on his shoulders:

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Barclays Center from Atlantic Avenue. The Islanders return to action on Thursday, 10/15, hosting Nashville:

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