I can confirm that we are televising the home pre-season game next Wednesday night vs. New Jersey. That game will air on MSG+.
Somebody asked me this morning whether it is the first time the Isles have ever telecast a pre-season game (in past years, several games against the Rangers have been telecast, but they were Ranger telecasts).
There has definitely been one -- in 1995, I worked an Isle-Ranger pre-season game (Howie's first Islander telecast). That might be the most recent one.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick