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Okposo complains about ‘awful’ ice at Barclays Center

Josh Bailey, Calvin de Haan, Victor Rask

New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) and defenseman Calvin de Haan (44) defend against Carolina Hurricanes center Victor Rask (49) of Sweden in front of the crease, guarded by New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) in the first period of an NHL hockey game in New York, Tuesday, March 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


Add another item to the list of complaints about Barclays Center.

“Awful” was the word Islanders forward Kyle Okposo used to describe the ice during Tuesday’s 2-1 shootout win over Carolina.

“Can’t have it like that,” Okposo said, per the New York post. “It’s got to change. It’s got to be better than that.”

Especially with the playoffs set to start in a couple of weeks.

By the way, the announced attendance on Tuesday was just 13,733. Only Carolina (12,035) and Arizona (13,340) have averaged smaller crowds than the Isles have (13,524) this season.

Capacity for hockey at Barclays Center is 15,795.

The Isles’ average attendance was 15,334 last season, their final one at Nassau Coliseum.

Related: Isles’ attendance once again under the microscope