Tonight, Brian Gionta and the Canadiens visit the old barn in Hempstead to take on John Tavares and our Islanders.
The goalie matchup tonight features Carey Price for Montreal. Meanwhile, Evgeni Nabokov will once again be in net for the Islanders.
With Visnovsky missing tonights game, Radek Martinek will be in the lineup in his spot and paired with Thomas Hickey. The absence of Visnovsky led to Jack Capuano saying that Frans Nielsen will probably see increased powerplay time in his absence. The forwards will remain the same as the last game versus Ottawa though, so that means Keith Aucoin and Eric Boulton are your healthy scratches.
Tonights projected Islander lineup:
Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner – Reasoner – Ullstrom
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald
Hamonic – MacDonald
Finley – Streit
Hickey – Martinek
Projected Montreal lineup:
Travis Moen - Tomas Plekanec - Michael Ryder
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher
Brandon Prust - Lars Eller - Brian Gionta
Colby Armstrong - Alex Galchenyuk - Ryan White
Josh Gorges - PK Subban
Alexei Emelin - Andrei Markov
Tomas Kaberle - Francis Bouillon