VIDEO: Devils take shot at Islanders over move to Brooklyn
The Devils took a shot at the Islanders, who will now call Brooklyn their home, staging a fake news bulletin outside the now-vacant Nassau Coliseum.
Interestingly, the regional rivals boasted similarly small average crowds last season.
Barclays Center - the new home of the Islanders - has a hockey capacity of 15,795, meaning the emerging contender could regularly play in front of full houses this season.
The Devils, on the other hand, are likely lottery-bound this year, and may not be a hot draw at the gate.