Islanders to Play Preseason Game in Bridgeport

Team will play final preseason game at Webster Bank Arena on Friday, Oct. 3 against Boston Bruins

Monday, 06.2.2014 / 10:30 AM ET / News
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Islanders to Play Preseason Game in Bridgeport
Team will play final preseason game at Webster Bank Arena on Friday, Oct. 3 against Boston Bruins
The New York Islanders will play the Boston Bruins on Friday, Oct. 3 at Webster Bank Arena, the home of the organization’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.  

Islanders and Sound Tigers season ticket holders will have an exclusive pre-sale, beginning today through Thursday, June 5  at 10 p.m.  Season subscribers will receive specific access code information from their customer service department to purchase tickets from ticketmaster.com.  Fans can also visit the Webster Bank Arena Box Office to buy tickets.  

General public will have access to tickets starting, Friday, June 6 at 10 a.m.  

The Islanders last preseason game in Bridgeport was in 2011 against the Bruins.  The two teams played in front of a sellout crowd, so fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible.  

The Sound Tigers have been the Islanders top minor league affiliate, playing at Webster Bank Arena since the 2001-02 season.  Islanders alternate captains Kyle Okposo and Frans Nielsen both began their professional careers in Bridgeport.  Okposo compiled 28 points (nine goals and 19 assists) in 35 games with the Sound Tigers while Nielsen played two seasons for the Sound Tigers, accumulating 82 points (30 goals and 42 assists).  This past season, 14 players dressed in at least one game for both the Islanders and Sound Tigers.  

Fans living on Long Island who plan on attending have the option of riding the Port Jefferson Ferry.  Boats will run on their normal sailing schedule with the last departure of the night leaving Bridgeport at 10 p.m.  Throughout the third period, departure announcements will take place, allowing fans to make sure they are on time for the ferry.  Fans are also encouraged to make reservations by calling 1-888-44-FERRY.  

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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 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
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
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11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 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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