Tonight, the Islanders return home to begin a 3 game home stand against the Predators.
The goalie matchup tonight features Marek Mazanec making his NHL debut for the Predators and Kevin Poulin for the Islanders.
The Islanders will see the return of Cal Clutterbuck tonight from injury after missing the last 3 games. Eric Boulton will be a healthy scratch tonight to make room for Clutterbuck. Travis Hamonic will also be in the lineup tonight. There was some doubt if Hamonic would be in tonight after going down hard and leaving Sundays game late in the third period. While Hamonic is in tonight, Thomas Vanek is not and will miss his second consecutive game. However, the good news is that Vanek should be back for Thursday's game against the Kings.