08:34 AM ET 02.01 | Not many hockey fans know that a struggling pro team once called Brooklyn home. Now, another New York team, desperate for the very same things, will go to Brooklyn for one night. The Brooklyn Americans practiced in Brooklyn only during the 1941-42 season, while playing their home games in Madison Square Garden in the shadow of the New York Rangers. The Brooklyn Americans folded the next season. The New York Islanders, tied for last place in their conference and playing in the obsolete Nassau Coliseum, are scheduled to play an exhibition game against the New Jersey Devils in Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Oct. 2, perhaps to test the ice for a future move.