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LIRR Expands Service for Sunday's Islanders Playoff Game

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

BROOKLYN (April 15, 2016) – Fans are encouraged to take expanded Long Island Rail Road service to Barclays Center for when the New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers in Game 3 of their First Round Stanley Cup Playoffs series on Sunday, April 17 at 8 p.m.

Three extra trains will be available to accommodate fans heading to the game, as well as four extra trains to get fans back home afterwards. For a full schedule of trains operating on game nights, fans should visit

Barclays Center will celebrate its first-ever Islanders playoff game with a special lineup of festivities. Fans are encouraged to arrive early to the game for a pre-game fan fest on Barclays Center’s Resorts World Casino NYC Plaza and for an exciting in-game opening presentation.

Starting at 5 p.m., fans can visit the arena’s plaza to enjoy interactive activities and music by local band The Wild Ones and DJ Espo. Guests will also notice a total Islanders brand takeover at Barclays Center.

Before Game 3 on Sunday, WFAN will broadcast live from the Barclays Center concourse, near the main entrance, with a two-hour pre-game show hosted by Boomer Esiason and Chris Moore beginning at 6 p.m. Game 3 will be televised on CNBC and broadcast on WFAN.

Fans are encouraged to post photos and follow along on social media throughout the night using #DriveFor5. Fans can also follow the team’s social media accounts at @NYIslanders on Twitter, @NY_Islanders on Instagram, and NYIsles on Snapchat for a behind-the-scenes look at all of the action. For a glimpse into how the arena is preparing for its first-ever NHL playoff games, follow @BarclaysCenter on Twitter and Instagram.

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