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New York Islanders First Game at UBS Arena is in Mid-November

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The New York Islanders will open UBS Arena in November.

The New York Islanders will play their home opener at the newly built arena on Nov. 20 against the Calgary Flames, which will be followed by three straight games at their new home. With UBS Arena needing to be worked on more than a month into the season, the Islanders will start the regular season with a 13-game road trip.

NYI Hockey Now’s Stefen Rosner was first to report the date of the Islanders’ home opener.

UBS Arena officials deferred to Lou Lamoriello’s comments about an opening date for the building during a recent tour of the construction site. Lamoriello told reporters during his end of the year media availability he expected the Islanders to start the 2021-22 season on the road.

It won’t be the first time that a New York Hockey team started their season on the road. The New York Rangers were forced to start on the road twice because of renovations at Madison Square Garden in 2011 and 2013.

The Islanders will open the season in Carolina against the Hurricanes and then travel to face the Florida Panthers. They will see only three divisional rivals during their first 13 games of the year, traveling to Columbus on Oct. 21 and New Jersey on Nov. 11.

The Islanders’ first trip to Seattle to face former teammate Jordan Eberle will be on Jan. 4 and Seattle will make its first trip to UBS Arena on Jan. 29.

Below is the full New York Islanders schedule.

Thurs, Oct. 14 Carolina Hurricanes Away
Sat, Oct. 16 Florida Panthers Away
Tues, Oct. 19 Chicago Blackhawks Away
Thurs, Oct. 21 Columbus Blue Jackets Away
Sat, Oct. 23 Arizona Coyotes Away
Sun, Oct. 24 Vegas Golden Knights Away
Sat, Oct. 30 Nashville Predators Away
Thurs, Nov. 4 Montreal Canadiens Away
Sat, Nov. 6 Winnipeg Jets Away
Sun, Nov. 7 Minnesota Wild Away
Thurs, Nov. 11 New Jersey Devils Away
Mon, Nov. 15 Tampa Bay Lightning Away
Tues, Nov. 16 Florida Panthers Away
Sat, Nov. 20 Calgary Flames Home
Sun, Nov. 21 Toronto Maple Leafs Home
Wed, Nov. 24 New York Rangers Home
Fri, Nov. 26 Pittsburgh Penguins Home
Sun, Nov. 28 New York Rangers Away
Tues, Nov. 30 Philadelphia Flyers Away
Thurs, Dec. 2 San Jose Sharks Home
Sat, Dec. 4 Detroit Red Wings Away
Sun, Dec. 5 Chicago Blackhawks Home
Tues, Dec. 7 Ottawa Senators Away
Thurs, Dec. 9 Nashville Predators Home
Sat, Dec. 11 New Jersey Devils Home
Tues, Dec. 14 Detroit Red Wings Away
Thurs, Dec. 16 Boston Bruins Home
Sun, Dec. 19 Vegas Golden Knights Home
Mon, Dec. 20 Montreal Canadiens Home
Thurs, Dec. 23 Washington Capitals Home
Mon, Dec. 27 Buffalo Sabres Away
Wed, Dec. 29 Detroit Red Wings Home
Thurs, Dec. 30 Buffalo Sabres Home
Sat, Jan. 1 Edmonton Oilers Home
Tues, Jan. 4 Seattle Kraken Away
Wed, Jan. 5 Vancouver Canucks Away
Sat, Jan. 8 Edmonton Oilers Away
Tues, Jan. 11 Calgary Flames Away
Thurs, Jan. 13 New Jersey Devils Home
Sat, Jan. 15 Washington Capitals Home
Mon, Jan. 17 Philadelphia Flyers Home
Tues, Jan. 18 Columbus Blue Jackets Home
Fri, Jan. 21 Arizona Coyotes Home
Sat, Jan. 22 Toronto Maple Leafs Away
Tues, Jan. 25 Philadelphia Flyers Home
Thurs, Jan. 27 LA Kings Home
Sat, Jan. 29 Seattle Kraken Home
Sun, Jan. 30 Minnesota Wild Home
Tues, Feb. 1 Ottawa Senators Home
Thurs, Feb. 24 San Jose Sharks Away
Sat, Feb. 26 LA Kings Away
Sun, Feb. 27 Anaheim Ducks Away
Tues, Mar. 1 Colorado Avalanche Away
Thurs, Mar. 3 Vancouver Canucks Home
Sat, Mar. 5 St. Louis Blues Home
Mon, Mar. 7 Colorado Avalanche Home
Thurs, Mar. 10 Pittsburgh Penguins Home
Fri, Mar. 11 Winnipeg Jets Home
Sun, Mar. 13 Anaheim Ducks Home
Tues, Mar. 15 Washington Capitals Away
Sat, Mar. 19 Dallas Stars Home
Sun, Mar. 20 Philadelphia Flyers Away
Tues, Mar. 22 Boston Bruins Home
Thurs, Mar. 24 Ottawa Senators Home
Sat, Mar. 26 Boston Bruins Away
Sun, Mar. 27 Tampa Bay Lightning Home
Tues, Mar. 29 Columbus Blue Jackets Away
Thurs, Mar. 31 Columbus Blue Jackets Home
Fri, Apr. 1 New York Rangers Away
Sun, Apr. 3 New Jersey Devils Away
Tues, Apr. 5 Dallas Stars Away
Fri, Apr. 8 Carolina Hurricanes Away
Sat, Apr. 9 St. Louis Blues Away
Thurs, Apr. 14 Pittsburgh Penguins Away
Fri, Apr. 15 Montreal Canadiens Away
Sun, Apr. 17 Toronto Maple Leafs Home
Tues, Apr. 19 Florida Panthers Home
Thurs, Apr. 21 New York Rangers Home
Sat, Apr. 23 Buffalo Sabres Away
Sun, Apr. 24 Carolina Hurricanes Home
Tues, Apr. 26 Washington Capitals Away
Thurs, Apr. 28 Tampa Bay Lightning Home
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