Islanders Website/AP: Has tonight's early preview against the Boston Bruins.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Boston lost 4-1 at Tampa Bay on Saturday. Goalie Tim Thomas allowed four goals on 28 shots, but still leads the NHL with a .936 save percentage. Marc Savard, who enters tonight with a nine-game scoring streak, leads the NHL in assists (25) . . . Aaron Ward will be unavailable. He injured his right ankle during the second period Saturday and flew back to Boston yesterday.
From the Islander side of things either they start scoring or they get back to playing the same defense that allowed them to play close to five hundred during this twelve game stretch and hope for the best. Jeff Tambellini is not going to bail out this teams scoring problems, that is something they have to do as a group. I like the line with Bergenheim, hate Guerin going near Vasieck because he's producing well above expectations.
Islanders again have to scratch a second defender to go with Meyer or sit down a forward. Bates is out with a hip injury.
Either way a real road trip starts on Wednesday with no place to hide unless this club starts scoring.