Saturday, January 4, 2014

Pre Game: Canes @ Islanders

Tonight, our Islanders prepare to play host to Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes as their three game home stand continues.

The goalie match up tonight features Anton Khudobin for the Hurricanes and Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.  If you recall, over the summer Khudobin was a target by some fans to be the Islanders backup goalie.

The Hurricanes lineup will be a little bit different tonight as longtime stalwart on defense Tim Gleason was traded a couple days ago to Toronto in exchange for John Michael Liles and a prospect.

The Islanders lineup will be the same as it was Thursday in their win over Chicago.  That means Josh Bailey, Eric Boulton, and Matt Donovan will serve as the teams healthy scratches.  Given Capuano's history with the lineup, I suspect we will see this one until we start losing.

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