Islanders-Caps Oct. 1 (and opener Oct. 15)

The Islanders’ preseason schedule, just announced, includes a game here Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. against the Washington Capitals.

Ticket info, from the press release:

Webster Bank Arena, home of the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will host a preseason game on Sat., Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. against Metropolitan Division rivals, the Washington Capitals. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 10am and can be purchased online at, by phone at 800.745.3000 or at the Webster Bank Arena Click It Or Ticket Box Office. For group ticket information please call 203-345-2300 ext 7. Executive suites & premium seat packages are also available by calling 203-345-4841.

Edit, 12:15: Checking if there was a link on the Sound Tigers’ website, noticed the banner with their six guaranteed home dates for next season. Most notably, the home opener is Oct. 15. All six are Saturdays: Nov. 5, Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 11. Second year in a row they’ve announced, so to speak, their home opener that way.

Michael Fornabaio