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Military Appreciation Night Saturday

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

Friday, 11.04.2011 / 4:31 PM / 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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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