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NY Jets players take in the action at NHL Stadium Series

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Breece Hall

The New York Jets witnessed a fantastic game on the ice

There was some game action at MetLife Stadium this past Sunday afternoon, but it took place on the ice instead of the gridiron.

The second of the NHL’s two Stadium Series games took place at MetLife Stadium, as the New York Rangers and New York Islanders faced off in a matchup between two rivals.

Multiple New York Jets players were in attendance for the exciting matchup, in which the Rangers won in overtime by a score of 6-5.

Before the start of the game, players C.J. Mosley, Breece Hall, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Quinnen Williams, and Solomon Thomas were on a stage to welcome the teams to the stadium.

Joined on stage by players from the New York Giants, Thomas was one of the few to speak, saying to the hockey fans in attendance, “Today, this is your house.”

Breece Hall and Quinnen Williams also appeared on NHL Network to discuss the game happening in their home stadium.

Hall said it was “cool to see how loyal all the fans are” and to “be around the whole community.” The versatile running back also spoke about what role he would play in a hockey game.

“I would be more of an offensive guy, making people miss and wanting to score. Defense, it’s too much to worry about,” said Hall.

Williams spoke about how he came to love hockey, saying that “he loves it so much” due to the game’s physicality. He also mentioned the “super athletic” techniques of the players as another reason he likes watching the sport.

When asked about his preferred position, the All-Pro defensive tackle said he wanted to be the goalie.

“You get to be the showstopper on defense. And you get to wear more padding and uniform than anyone else, so you get to stay warm,” said Williams.

Between the exciting games and packed crowds on Saturday and Sunday, the NHL showed that MetLife can have an electric atmosphere when the teams playing there perform well.

The Jets have proved that to be true, but only in short spurts and never for a long amount of time.

With a successful offseason, though, the Jets have a shot at creating an environment close to the one on Sunday. Add in a bit of luck and some things breaking the right way, and the Jets could be the ones welcoming Rangers and Islanders players for a big game of their own next season.

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