The Carolina Hurricanes
against the New York Islanders
last night at a special NHL Preseason Game
in the recently renovated Scotiabank Centre.
Over 4,000 people turned up to check out Eastern Conference
stars like Islanders captain John Tavares
, Canes captain Eric Staal
(and assistant captain Jordan Staal
), new Hurricanes Kris Versteeg
(just copped from the Chicago Blackhawks
with Joakim Nordstrom
returning Cane Jay McClement
and more. New additions to the Hurricanes might make for an exciting 2015 season; Islanders seem far from playoffs but who knows. The two teams meet four times during the 2015-2016 season. Neither team is a division leader but it was cool to see them. I took some pictures.
(Enlarge photo to improve quality).
Islanders fans swagged TF out
One of the Canes dropped a helmet during the anthem
McClement and Tavares
4th from left: Hurricanes assistant captain Jordan Staal in the press booth, one of the four Staal bros in the NHL, a farmboy with a 60 million dollar contract
Views from The Pat Connolly Press Booth