Islanders website/AP: Has the preview for tonight's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Here's where we are folks:
Toronto just beat Montreal/Ottawa. They outshot Buffalo big and lost 1-0 with Ryan Miller winning the game.
Islanders last win in Toronto was a year ago in a shootout if you recall the Frans Nielsen shootout goal, before that was an overtime win in 2002. I do not have a clue when the last time the Isles won in regulation but they need that result tonight.
Islanders go in with no Brendan Witt, Bruno Gervais among the other injuries.
Islanders lost 8-1 playing their fifth game in seven days to open the season last time the team went to Toronto.
02/07/2008 Darryl Boyce C Shoulder IR. Out indefinitely
02/13/08 Chad Kilger C Personal reasons Questionable for Feb. 14 vs. N.Y. Islanders
02/07/08 John Pohl RW Ankle IR. Out until at least mid-March.
01/17/08 Mark Bell LW Eye IR. Out until at least mid-March
Simply put looking past all this the Islanders have to continue to do what they have been doing against Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Philadelphia and work the Leafs defense for some dirty goals and find a way to hold down a strong offensive club. They have to have a big special teams game with DiPietro not giving up any soft goals.