The New York Islanders reached a new low and it had nothing to do with their play but their attendance.

A paltry 8.790 fans took in a shutout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday, a new low for the team since they moved to Brooklyn in 2015-16.

This is nothing new to the franchise who is used to sparse crowds, ranking last in average attendance at 12,002, and second-last in average attendance percentage last season at 75.9%. However, Monday’s contest, which started at 1pm local time, represented a new low.

Last year, there was only one game that drew less than 10,000 fans to the Barclays Center, which was an October 24 game against the Arizona Coyotes.

Barclays Center opened in 2012 as the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and saw the Islanders move in a few years later when their home since 1972, Nassau Coliseum, was deemed no longer suitable.

But after moving into their new home, fans balked at the poor sightlines, out-of-touch policies with regards to fan experience, and even reports of poor ice in the short time it has hosted the National Hockey League team. This season will see 20 of the Islanders’ games played at Nassau, which should be the last for its stay at Barclays.

Ownership has put in place a plan to find the Islanders a permanent home, winning a bid to build an 18,000-seat arena as part of a $1-billion development plan in Belmont Park, east of New York City.

The Belmont facility won’t be ready for another three seasons however, leaving the Islanders without a modern residence until then.

I am sure after today’s attendance ownership is saying to themselves, “We can’t build the new rink fast enough.”