Friday, December 19, 2014

Pre Game: Islanders @ Detroit

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Tonight, our Islanders travel to Detroit to start yet another set of back to back games as they faceoff against Pavel Datsyuk and the Detroit Red Wings. 

The goalie match up tonight features Jaroslav Halak back between the pipes for the Islanders.  Meanwhile, Jimmy Howard will be in net for the Red Wings.

The Islanders will get two significant additions to the lineup tonight as Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic will both be returning from injury.  Michael Grabner was placed on IR with a lower body injury, and Griffin Reinhart was sent back down to Bridgeport to make room for these two on the roster.  Matt Donovan will return to the press box alongside Strait with the two of them returning.  With the Islanders, winners of a couple straight, getting these two guys back should only enhance their chances of coming out of tonight victorious.

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