Globe and Mail: David Shoalts reports on the injuires, possible lineup changes and the Leafs struggles going into tonight's game coming off a poor performance against Carolina. The usual pressure is being applied by the Leafs media in several other articles which former Islander Bryan McCabe being booed by the fans who also has the third most turnovers according to NHL stats.
Islanders Website: Has the early preview of tonight's game in Toronto.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Toronto is a struggling team that should come out and play hard tonight after the all the abuse they are getting from the fans and media. I could have written the same thing going into the Carolina game that they just lost 7-1 so it's impossible to know how the Leafs or Islanders will respond.
Jason Blake will want to beat his former club in their first head to head meeting.
Reports out of Toronto are Toskala is stuggling with high shots (hope Satan read that) but so does every goalie.
Islanders (aside from DiPietro/Witt/Martinek) should not be tired carrying seven defenders in October, a lot of forwards need a breakout game against a weak defense and goaltender struggling with their confidence. Nolan after a win said he plans the same lineup.
Bergeron after imploding as an Oiler in a game at Toronto last season just before the trade was solid in his appearance there as an Islander. He needs a strong defensive game tonight and so does Sutton.
Pick a forward: Satan, Sillinger, Vasicek, Tambellini, Guerin are due to score some goals.
In other years I would expect Dubielewicz here but Islanders plan on using DiPietro they way New Jersey uses Brodeur and after Saturday, Islanders have only three games the rest of this month.