With only two seasons left on Long Island, the New York Islanders are hoping to send off their longtime Long Island fan base with something to remember. Arguably one of the league’s most loyal cheering sections, Isles fans had reasons to smile last season, as an unheralded squad made the playoffs for the team’s first birth since 2007.Though they were trounced by the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders established themselves as one of the grittiest teams, but also one that can shine with the league’s brightest talents.
Up front, two names ring out: John Tavares and Matt Moulson. In a shortened season, that pair provided plenty of offensive firepower, notching 43 goals last season. The Islanders are also known for their fluid, offensive-minded blue line. Principal among those puck-movers is Lubomir Visnovsky, who the Isles hope can reclaim some of his past shimmer.
After last year’s successful season, prices for Islanders tickets have skyrocketed at Nassau Colosseum, where they’re now $146, up from $74 last year–a 97 percent increase.
Here are the Isles’ five most expensive home games.
- January 29 vs Rangers | Avg Price: $250 | Get-in Price: $72
- March 1 vs Devils | Avg Price: $225 | Get-in Price: $24
- March 29 vs Devils | Avg Price: $223 | Get-in Price: $19
- January 23 vs Penguins | Avg Price: $204 | Get-in Price: $21
- January 27 vs Bruins | Avg Price: $197 | Get-in Price: $16