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The New York Rangers and New York Islanders likely have never felt safer when they arrived at the 2024 Navy Federal Credit Union NHL Stadium Series at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday.

The Rangers arrived atop New York City fire trucks and were escorted by vintage NYPD cars. They wore hockey jerseys from the city's fire department and police department hockey teams. Players from the FDNY and NYPD hockey teams wore their service uniforms as they accompanied the Rangers into the stadium.

“I’m not sure whose idea it was, but I thought it came together great," said Rangers forward Barclay Goodrow. "It was great meeting those guys, honestly. We all know what they do for our community. It was great to share that moment with them.”

The Islanders arrived in police cars and fire trucks from various volunteer fire departments on Long Island including East Meadow, Commack and Greenlawn.

The Islanders wore suits are they were escorted by first responders in their uniforms.

“I want to say thank you to the policemen and the fire department for supporting us in this event," said Islanders head coach Patrick Roy. "I think the players are very thrilled about this.”