Photos: Saturday night's NHL Preseason Game

New York Islanders VS Carolina Hurricanes at the Scotiabank Centre

The Carolina Hurricanes won 5-3 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. 

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click to enlarge Islanders fans swagged TF out - ADRIA YOUNG
Adria Young
Islanders fans swagged TF out
click to enlarge One of the Canes dropped a helmet during the anthem - ADRIA YOUNG
Adria Young
One of the Canes dropped a helmet during the anthem

click to enlarge McClement and Tavares - ADRIA YOUNG
Adria Young
McClement and Tavares

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Adria Young

click to enlarge 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 - ADRIA YOUNG
Adria Young
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

click to enlarge Views from The Pat Connolly Press Booth - ADRIA YOUNG
Adria Young
Views from The Pat Connolly Press Booth

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