Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pre Game: Montreal @ Islanders

Tonight, the Islanders play host to Brian Gionta and the Montreal Canadiens.

The goalie match up will feature Carey Price for the Canadiens.  For the Islanders, Kevin Poulin will get the start tonight after Evgeni Nabokov had started the last ten games.

The Islanders will see a few players return to the lineup tonight.  Those players being, forward Michael Grabner and defenseman Matt Carkner.  Grabner went on IR last week after getting suspiciously low ice time in a couple games much to the ire of the fans.  Meanwhile, Carkner hasn't played in over a month, his toughness will be a more then welcomed addition to the blue line.  To make room for them in the lineup, forward Eric Boulton and defenseman Radek Martinek will be taking seats in the press box tonight.

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