Tonight, Steven Stamkos and the Lightning travel to the old barn in Hempstead to take on our New York Islanders as they continue their playoff chase.
The goalie matchup tonight features Ben Bishop for the Lightning who they acquired at the deadline. He will be opposed by Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.
For the Islanders, their defense will be the same tonight as it was Thursday versus Washington. However, up front Marty Reasoner will be a healthy scratch tonight. Jesse Joensuu or Anders Lee will be in his spot. It is a game time decision as to who will suit up according to Newsday.
For the Lightning, they will be without defenseman Victor Hedman tonight who suffered a lower body injury in their game a couple days ago against the Hurricanes.