Monday, February 20, 2012

Pre Game: Ottawa @ Islanders!! *Konopka Returns to LI*

Tomorrow afternoon our Islanders will play host to Jason Spezza and the Ottawa Senators.

Since tomorrow is a "kids day" the Islanders will have the Presidents run a race during intermission like theyve done the last few years. They will also be roaming the concourse for pictures and participating in other in game activities. You can start getting there at 11:30 if you would like to meet them or anything.

Moving on to the game, assuming Nabakov is still sick then I think the starting goalie could go either way. But for our sake hopefully Nabby is feeling up to snuff to start between the pipes. As for the rest of the lineup, I expect the same lineup as we saw Saturday night.

Also former Islander enforcer and fan favorite Zenon Konopka returns to the Island for the first time since departing last summer as a UFA. I expect him to get a fairly big ovation as many fans resent us letting him go to get Reasoner and paying Reasoner double what we wouldve paid him for neither the production nor entertainment value.

After Winnipegs victory tonight, we now sit six points behind both them as well as the 8th and final playoff spot. If the team wants to make a run, it starts with stringing some wins together. If someone could get on a roll similar to Grabners last season that would be a huge help. Lets see how it goes, because tomorrow is as must win as it gets right now for the team.

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