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New York Islanders fans excited for first season home game at Barclays Center

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BROOKLYN — Hockey season has officially started and Friday marked the New York Islanders' first home game of the season.

Excited Islanders fans crowded outside of Barclays Center, the Islanders' new home, in Brooklyn, decked out in their best hockey gear. Some came as far as Toronto and Florida to watch the game.

More than 8,000 season tickets have been sold so far.

The Islanders play the Blackhawks at 7:30 p.m.