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by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

Sports Business Journal reports a conference-best 34% increase in attendance this season for the Islanders

Ted Nolan's team is off to a brilliant start and Islanders fans are responding.
In fact, Islanders fans are having as great a start to the season as Rick DiPietro, Mike Comrie and their teammates.
For statistical proof, we cite the Sports Business Journal, the leading trade publication of all things sports.
The SBJ reports that the Islanders have seen a 34% jump at the gate compared to the same point last season. That 34% leads the Eastern Conference.
The Sports Business Journal records the Islanders' attendance through the first seven home games this season at 102,233 for an average of 14,605 per game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. That's at 90% capacity of the arena so far and a 34% improvement from last season's average of 10,902.
The New Jersey Devils are second in the East at 21.1% for the first three games at their new arena, the Prudential Center in Newark. The Washington Capitals are third at 9.2%.
Thank you, Islanders fans.
See you Saturday for the next biggest game of the season when the NYI face Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils.
To join your fellow Islanders fans in filling the barn and being a difference-maker at this Saturday's game against the Devils, click
here or visit the Coliseum box office, the Islanders Team Store at the Broadway Mall in Hicksville or call Ticketmaster at 631.888.9000.

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