Military Appreciation Night Saturday

Join the Islanders in showing appreciation for the men and women in the armed forces.

Friday, 11.4.2011 / 4:31 PM ET / Community
By Cory Wright
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Military Appreciation Night Saturday
They risk their lives every day defending our borders and protecting our freedom abroad. It’s a job only America’s bravest and most capable are able to do and they do it so that we can live a life of prosperity and peace. To show our appreciation for their bravery and dedication, the New York Islanders and Northrop Grumman are proud to be teaming up to honor United States military personnel on Saturday night against the Washington Capitals in their annual Military Appreciation Night. 

Military Appreciation Night, presented by Northrop Grumman, will pay respects to America’s servicemen as well as entertain the fans. Among the special happenings Saturday, Miss USO, Heidi-Marie Ferren, will perform “God Bless America,” fire trucks and military vehicles will be displayed around the concourse and a special ceremonial puck drop will take place at 7 p.m.

As another thank you, military members are offered a 50 percent discount on box office tickets all season long, excluding Rangers games. Through the Islanders Inspire, 600 tickets were given to military personnel for Saturday’s game.

Autographed Islanders military pucks will be sold on the concourse during the game for $20 with the proceeds benefiting the Islanders Childrens Foundation. All pucks will be autographed by your favorite Islanders players, but will be wrapped to hide the identity of the Isles star who signed. The Long Island Red Cross will also be on the concourse sponsoring its Holiday Mail for Heroes  program. To learn more, visit gate 17 before or during the game.

The players will wear special camouflage-print jerseys during Saturday’s pregame warm-ups. The jerseys will be autographed and auctioned off on newyorkislanders.com. All season, the team has honored returning combat veterans through a variety of in-game recognitions such as Matt Moulson’s Wounded Warrior initiative and Matt Martin’s Defending the Blue Line. Those veterans get treated to a full VIP experience at Islanders games, including great seats and a chance to meet the players.

On Saturday, the Islanders will go further to recognize America’s finest, by recognizing veterans who received the Purple Heart after being wounded in action.

Come down to Nassau Coliseum on Saturday night to honor and show your support for the United States military and enjoy the excitement that is New York Islanders hockey. Events begin around 5:30 p.m. with faceoff at 7:00 p.m.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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