Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division

Team: New York Islanders

Head Coach: Doug Weight

Team Mascot: Sparky the Dragon

Year Opened: 2012

Capacity: 18103

City / State: Brooklyn / New York

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Battle of New York

Rival Team: New York Rangers

The intra-city rivalry between the Islanders and Rangers mirrors the city’s Mets-Yankees, Jets-Giants, and Nets-Knicks rivalries. When you live in New York, you have to pick a side between these two, so everyone has bragging rights on the line when they play. Since 2001, the Pat LaFontaine Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the season series adding, even more, weight to winning this intra-city rivalry. If you want to see the Barclay’s Center at its best, then make sure to be in attendance for an Islanders-Rangers game.

Islanders vs Penguins

Rival Team: Pittsburgh Penguins

The Islanders and Penguins have engaged in several hard fought playoff series over the years with the Islanders becoming only the second team ever to erase a three game to none deficit in 1975. In recent years things have been just as heated with the Isles and Pens engaging in a major brawl in 2011. Don’t miss it when the Penguins come to town for your chance to see this fierce rivalry.

Islanders vs Capitals

Rival Team: Washington Capitals

The Islanders and Capitals met in several intense playoff series during the 1980s and 1990s, with the most memorable occurring in the 1987 Patrick Division Semifinals. The series was decided in a game seven three overtime thriller that has been dubbed the “Easter Epic.” Recently, the Isles and Caps reignited their playoff contests with a seven-game series in 2015, so be in attendance when these two get together.

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Fast facts

League: Eastern Conference Metropolitan Division

Team: New York Islanders

Head Coach: Doug Weight

Team Mascot: Sparky the Dragon

Year Opened: 2012

Capacity: 18103

City / State: Brooklyn / New York