Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Pre Game: Isles @ Capitals

photo by thedistrict

Tonight, our Islanders travel to Washington looking to break their recent losing streak as they take on Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals.

The goalie match up tonight features Evgeni Nabokov for the Islanders.  Meanwhile, Michael Neuvirth will get the nod in net for the Capitals.

Even with yesterdays news, Thomas Vanek will be in the Islanders lineup on the first line tonight.  Some fans had speculated they might sit him until a deal is completed to avoid the chance of him getting hurt and losing trade value.  Additionally, Matt Carkner will be in the press box tonight.  The lineup won't be enforcer less though as Eric Boulton will suit up tonight.

With three games to go before the Olympic break, getting some wins leading up to then would certainly make the break a lot more enjoyable.

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