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Isles practice at Barclays Center which will hold 15,813 for hockey

Nets owner Bruce Ratner welcomes Islanders owner Charles

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The Islanders made their Barclays Center debut on Thursday, riding the Long Island Rail Road to Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn, walking across Atlantic Avenue just past rush hour and hitting the ice for the first time in their future home.

“The Islanders complete this place,” Barclays Center CEO Bruce Ratner said during a tour for assembled media. “We have an NHL team in Brooklyn.”


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Isles to play preseason game in Brooklyn

A view of the matrix board announcement of

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The Islanders will play a preseason game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept. 21, their first game in the team’s future home.

Tickets for the game go on sale April 17 at 10 a.m.

The Isles and Devils meet that night, as the two teams had planned to play this past Oct. 2 at Barclays Center before the NHL’s four-month lockout killed the entire preseason schedule.

On Oct. 24, the...

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