The New York Islanders played their first game in Brooklyn -- here's what it was like inside

The New York Islanders played their first regular season home game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday, a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The game marked the beginning of an era, but also the end of 43 seasons played at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, a stretch that included four Stanley Cup championships.

We were on hand for opening night. Here is what we saw.

The view of the Barclays Center as you exit the subway.

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Walking around the stadium you can find Islanders memorabilia.

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Fans can get their faces' painted.

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Restaurants from all over Brooklyn fill the concessions.

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The Nashville 'Hot Chicken' Sandwich from Carla Hall's Southern Kitchen costs $11.

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A grandma slice from Williamsburg Pizza will set you back $6.75.

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The Hand Pressed Cuban Sandwich from Habana is $13.

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There's pretty much every candy you can dream of.

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Drinks at the juice bar cost between $9 and $11.

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Beer costs $11.25 for a large domestic draft and $12.50 for a regular import/craft.

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You can even get Starbucks.

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According to the Barclays Center Fact Sheet it has 'one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose sports arena with unparalleled sightlines.'

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The view from the penalty box.

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Looking from one corner of the ice to the opposite corner.

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Some unlucky fans can't even see the goal they sit by.

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What's this car doing here?

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Before the game the Islanders observed a moment of silence in memory of Al Arbour, the coach who led the team to 4 straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983.

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Performing artist Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel, sang 'The Star-Spangled Banner.'

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There was a hockey game to be played too.

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Islanders captain John Tavares leads the Islanders onto the ice for the 2nd period. Soon thereafter, Tavares tied the game at 1.

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The Islander Ice Girls were replaced by a regular ice crew. The fans booed several times when the ice crew came onto the ice.

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Marek Zidlicky celebrates with Brian Strait (37) after tying the game at 2 early in the 3rd period. The game would go to overtime.

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An overtime penalty on the Islanders gave the Blackhawks a 4 on 3 advantage.

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Duncan Keith (2), Marian Hossa (81) and Jonathan Toews celebrate with Patrick Kane (88) after he netted the game winning goal on the power play. The Blackhawks won 3-2.

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