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Islanders announce 2015-16 Regular Season Schedule: Rangers in December, Caps in January

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And a mix of start times.

Is it October y-oh no, it's June.
Is it October y-oh no, it's June.
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NHL teams released their full regular season schedules today, including the New York Islanders' first 41 home games in Brooklyn.

Their first home opener at Barclays Center was announced earlier this week and will be against the reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, of all teams. Turns out it's a back-to-back home-at-home series, and the Islanders will be in Chicago the following night.

The Islanders have 15 back-to-backs, the most being three in November. Their longest road trip is a seven game monster that crosses February and March that's part of a 12 out of 14 on-the-road gauntlet. Ouch.

Other notables include:

  • The first matinee is Game 3, Oct. 12 versus the Jets.
  • The first Islanders-Rangers game in Brooklyn on December 2.
  • First home game against the last team to play at Nassau Coliseum, the Washington Capitals, on January 7.
  • Connor McDavid and the Oilers in a matinee on Feb. 7.

Start times, which were a bit of a concern for those trailblazing a new route to games after 43 years on Hempstead Turnpike, are scattered: a number of 7:30 pm starts happen earlier in the season (and mostly on weekends), before giving way to predominantly 7 pm starts for the back half.

October, 2015
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
FRI OCT 9, 2015 BLACKHAWKS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM
SAT OCT 10, 2015 ISLANDERS BLACKHAWKS 8:30 PM
MON OCT 12, 2015 JETS ISLANDERS 1:00 PM
THU OCT 15, 2015 PREDATORS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SAT OCT 17, 2015 SHARKS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM
TUE OCT 20, 2015 ISLANDERS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM
FRI OCT 23, 2015 BRUINS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM TVA
SAT OCT 24, 2015 ISLANDERS BLUES 8:00 PM
MON OCT 26, 2015 FLAMES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU OCT 29, 2015 HURRICANES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SAT OCT 31, 2015 ISLANDERS DEVILS 1:00 PM
November, 2015
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
SUN NOV 1, 2015 SABRES ISLANDERS 7:30 PM TVA
TUE NOV 3, 2015 DEVILS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU NOV 5, 2015 ISLANDERS CANADIENS 7:30 PM
SUN NOV 8, 2015 BRUINS ISLANDERS 5:00 PM TVA
TUE NOV 10, 2015 ISLANDERS SHARKS 10:30 PM
THU NOV 12, 2015 ISLANDERS KINGS 10:30 PM
FRI NOV 13, 2015 ISLANDERS DUCKS 10:00 PM
MON NOV 16, 2015 COYOTES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
FRI NOV 20, 2015 CANADIENS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM
SUN NOV 22, 2015 ISLANDERS CANADIENS 7:00 PM SN
WED NOV 25, 2015 FLYERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
FRI NOV 27, 2015 ISLANDERS PANTHERS 7:30 PM
SAT NOV 28, 2015 ISLANDERS LIGHTNING 7:00 PM
MON NOV 30, 2015 AVALANCHE ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
December, 2015
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
WED DEC 2, 2015 RANGERS ISLANDERS 8:00 PM TVA
FRI DEC 4, 2015 BLUES ISLANDERS 7:30 PM TVA
SAT DEC 5, 2015 ISLANDERS SENATORS 7:00 PM HNIC
TUE DEC 8, 2015 ISLANDERS FLYERS 7:00 PM TVA
SAT DEC 12, 2015 ISLANDERS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM
SUN DEC 13, 2015 DEVILS ISLANDERS 5:00 PM
TUE DEC 15, 2015 PANTHERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU DEC 17, 2015 ISLANDERS AVALANCHE 9:00 PM
SAT DEC 19, 2015 ISLANDERS COYOTES 9:00 PM
MON DEC 21, 2015 DUCKS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SUN DEC 27, 2015 MAPLE LEAFS ISLANDERS 6:00 PM SN
TUE DEC 29, 2015 ISLANDERS MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM TVA
THU DEC 31, 2015 ISLANDERS SABRES 6:00 PM
January, 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
SAT JAN 2, 2016 ISLANDERS PENGUINS 7:00 PM TVA
SUN JAN 3, 2016 STARS ISLANDERS 5:00 PM
THU JAN 7, 2016 CAPITALS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SAT JAN 9, 2016 ISLANDERS FLYERS 1:00 PM
TUE JAN 12, 2016 BLUE JACKETS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU JAN 14, 2016 RANGERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
SUN JAN 17, 2016 CANUCKS ISLANDERS 4:00 PM
FRI JAN 22, 2016 ISLANDERS SENATORS 7:30 PM
SAT JAN 23, 2016 FLYERS ISLANDERS 7:30 PM
MON JAN 25, 2016 RED WINGS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
February, 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
TUE FEB 2, 2016 WILD ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU FEB 4, 2016 ISLANDERS CAPITALS 7:00 PM TVA
SAT FEB 6, 2016 ISLANDERS RED WINGS 2:00 PM
SUN FEB 7, 2016 OILERS ISLANDERS 2:30 PM SN1
TUE FEB 9, 2016 ISLANDERS BLUE JACKETS 7:00 PM
THU FEB 11, 2016 KINGS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM TVA
SAT FEB 13, 2016 ISLANDERS HURRICANES 7:00 PM
MON FEB 15, 2016 RED WINGS ISLANDERS 1:00 PM
THU FEB 18, 2016 CAPITALS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
FRI FEB 19, 2016 ISLANDERS DEVILS 7:00 PM
TUE FEB 23, 2016 ISLANDERS WILD 8:00 PM
THU FEB 25, 2016 ISLANDERS FLAMES 9:00 PM
SUN FEB 28, 2016 ISLANDERS OILERS 9:30 PM
March, 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
TUE MAR 1, 2016 ISLANDERS CANUCKS 10:00 PM
THU MAR 3, 2016 ISLANDERS JETS 8:00 PM
SUN MAR 6, 2016 ISLANDERS RANGERS 5:00 PM
TUE MAR 8, 2016 PENGUINS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
WED MAR 9, 2016 ISLANDERS MAPLE LEAFS 7:00 PM TVA, SN
SAT MAR 12, 2016 ISLANDERS BRUINS 1:00 PM
MON MAR 14, 2016 PANTHERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM TVA
TUE MAR 15, 2016 ISLANDERS PENGUINS 7:00 PM TVA
THU MAR 17, 2016 ISLANDERS PREDATORS 8:00 PM
SAT MAR 19, 2016 ISLANDERS STARS 8:00 PM
MON MAR 21, 2016 FLYERS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
WED MAR 23, 2016 SENATORS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM SN
FRI MAR 25, 2016 ISLANDERS LIGHTNING 7:30 PM TVA
SAT MAR 26, 2016 ISLANDERS HURRICANES 7:00 PM
TUE MAR 29, 2016 HURRICANES ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
THU MAR 31, 2016 BLUE JACKETS ISLANDERS 7:00 PM
April, 2016
DATE VISITOR HOME TIME (ET) TV NETWORK/RESULTS
SAT APR 2, 2016 PENGUINS ISLANDERS 1:00 PM
MON APR 4, 2016 LIGHTNING ISLANDERS 7:00 PM TVA
TUE APR 5, 2016 ISLANDERS CAPITALS 7:00 PM
THU APR 7, 2016 ISLANDERS RANGERS 7:00 PM
SAT APR 9, 2016 SABRES ISLANDERS 7:30 PM