Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/21/13
The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils will make ice hockey history when they meet Saturday night in the first-ever NHL game played in Brooklyn. Despite the game's historic implications, the Isles are preparing for their Saturday night contest at Barclays Center as they would any other exhibition game. The preseason contest between the Devils and Islanders will be the first NHL game to take place in the borough of Brooklyn, as well as the first hockey game played at Barclays Center. The exhibition match up will be a glimpse of what the Islanders' familiar orange and blue uniforms will look like in their new surroundings when the team permanently moves into their Brooklyn home in 2015. Although it wont be the first time the Islanders have skated on the Barclays Center ice. The Islanders opened training camp last Thursday with a practice at the Barclays Center. Now the team will get a feel for what it is like to play in front of a crowd in Brooklyn. "I thin...
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