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As it happened: UBS Arena at Belmont Park hosts Islanders for first home opener

Islanders fans celebrate a first period goal against

Islanders fans celebrate a first period goal against the Calgary Flames at UBS Arena on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 in Elmont, New York.  Credit: Jim McIsaac

After years of waiting, the Islanders and their fans finally opened a new home venue Saturday as UBS Arena at Belmont Park made its debut. The Isles hosted the Calgary Flames in the building's first game, falling 5-2.

Here's a look at how Newsday reporters covered all the action from Elmont throughout the evening.

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