The New York Islanders 2019-2020 schedule was released yesterday and they are splitting the home games between Brooklyn and Nassau again.
We knew this year was going to be another home split between Nassau and Brooklyn for the New York Islanders. What we didn’t know was how they planned on splitting the season between the two areas.
Well, the new schedule came out and it looks like there’s no rhyme or reason for when they play at Nassau Coliseum or the Barclays Center.
Last year, the first game at NVMC didn’t happen until December 1. So the first two months of the season were strictly in Brooklyn while the last two were strictly in Nassau, with some overlap in the middle. When the team advanced to the second round and had to go back to the Barclays Center it was kind of weird but the system during the regular season made a little more sense.
The Islanders season opener is a home game against the Washington Capitals at Nassau Coliseum. It’s a Friday night, on October 4. Their next game is on Sunday night at the Barclays Center. Right off the bat, they are showing that it’s going to be mix and match.
To put it in perspective in October there are seven home games, four are at the Coliseum and three are at the Barclays Center. The Islanders have two games against the Rangers this year and wouldn’t you know it, they give the rivalry game to Brooklyn both times. Try to figure that one out.
By the end of the year, the Islanders will play 21 games in Nassau and 20 in Brooklyn. It’s not an ideal situation and the schedule makers made it worse by having them switch between the two arenas for the entirety of the season.
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