Friday, November 22, 2013

Pre Game: Isles @ Penguins

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Tonight, the Islanders continue their three game road trip traveling to Pittsburgh to take on Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

The goalie match-up tonight features Kevin Poulin for the Islanders and Jeff Zatkoff for the Penguins.  This will be the second time the Islanders are facing Zatkoff this season.

After Tuesdays loss to the Leafs, the Islanders are making a couple lineup changes for tonight's game.  Forward Michael Grabner and defenseman Radek Martinek will be in the lineup.  Additionally, as was reported yesterday, forward Thomas Vanek will return to the lineup after missing the last 5 games recovering from injury.  To make room for them in the lineup, forwards Eric Boulton and Brock Nelson as well as defenseman Aaron Ness will serve as the healthy scratches for the Islanders tonight.

Given the inconsistencies of the team, I actually expect them to come out and play pretty well tonight.  The last time these two met it really went down to the wire, tune in to see how the Islanders fare tonight.

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