Islanders play first hockey game at Barclays Center

The New York Islanders announced last year they will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015.

The New York Islanders announced last year they will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015. (9/21/13)

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - The New York Islanders won't be calling the Barclays Center home for another two seasons, but tonight, the team played its first game at the arena.

The Islanders faced off against the New Jersey Devils tonight in a preseason game at Barclays.

The Long Island team announced last year it will be moving to Brooklyn in 2015.

Cory Schneider made 26 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 win over the Islanders.

Jacob Josefson scored at 10:14 of the first period and Patrik Elias and Steve Bernier added goals in the second and third periods, respectively.

Evgeni Nabokov made 22 saves for New York, which fell to 1-3-0 in the preseason.

The Devils improved to 2-1-0 in the preseason.

The game drew 14,689 fans, including "26 percent of ticket buyers are from Brooklyn," according to Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark.

League officials were in Barclays Saturday night to observe the first NHL game in the one-year old building. New York will move into the $1 billion arena for the 2015-16 season.

AP Wire Services Contributed to this report.

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