Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pre Game: Panthers @ Islanders Last Regular Season Home Game

Tonight, the Florida Panthers pay a visit to the old barn in Hempstead to play the Islanders in their final regular season home game.

The goalie match up tonight features Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.  The Panthers goalie has yet to be announced.

The Islanders lineup will look a little different tonight with Radek Martinek returning to the lineup in place of Matt Carkner.  The rest of the lineup will look the same as Saturdays OT loss to the Rangers.

Regarding Brian Strait who was activated off IR yesterday, Capuano said this morning that he wouldn't be surprised if he is all clear by the middle of the week.

Tonight is a game the Islanders have to win.  With just a three point cushion on the 9th place Jets with a head to head match up coming up this weekend every point is crucial.  Tonight is a game we are supposed to win and good teams win games they are supposed to win.

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