Tonight, the Montreal Canadians travel to the old barn in Hempstead to take on John Tavares and our Islanders.
Evgeni Nabakov will once again be starting for the Islanders in net tonight, and Milan Jurcina will be returning to the lineup to replace the injured Dylan Reese.
We are playing a team below us tonight in the standings. With us sitting just two points out of the basement in the eastern conference when playing against teams below us we really need to win them! Especially for the people who still have faith that we can make a playoff run. You don't make any runs when you lose to teams under you in the standings. Lets hope for good things from the team tonight as they faceoff with the Habs.
Reese Injury Update!!
I don't know if you all saw yesterday, but the Islanders announced that defenseman Dylan Reese would miss 4-6 weeks with a sprained knee. Dylan suffered this injury at the end of the second period in Tuesdays game against Philly. The replay of the injury made me cringe so I thought it was going to be bad but I was hoping we'd get lucky.
This is a real shame because Dylan had been playing pretty well in his brief time during his second call up. Hopefully that return frame is accurate because with the lack of depth suffered recently from injuries we can really use him.