Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pre Game: Isles @ Leafs

 photo by djagile

Tonight, our Islanders begin a three game road trip by traveling to Toronto to take on Phil Kessel and the Maple Leafs.

The goalie matchup tonight features Kevin Poulin for the Islanders and Jonathan Bernier for the Leafs.

The Islanders lineup will look a little different tonight as forward Michael Grabner will be a healthy scratch tonight.  Taking his spot in the lineup will be "enforcer" Eric Boulton.

With Colton Orr likely in the Leafs lineup, look for Boulton and Orr to go tonight.  Last year, many believe a fight between the two of them during a game late in the season really turned the tide for the Islanders after the Leafs had jumped out to an early 2-0 lead.

You will notice that Thomas Vanek remains out of the lineup.  Speculation from Arthur Staple of Newsday is that his injury has something to do with a muscle.  I am sure we will hear more on him over the next few days.

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