Islanders website: Jason Lockhart has Ted Nolan's comments on how his players have stepped up with a few words about most of them.
Islanders website/AP: Preview's tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
I watched parts of Atlanta's come from behind shootout win against the Devils, Thrashers fell behind early but were very fast and physical and got the game to overtime in the final seconds and simply refused to not come out with two points and were very hungry. Second period they simply took the momentum.
Boulton and Holik were hitting anyone they could find. Kovalchuk and Hossa outstanding at times as the Thrashers were all over Martin Brodeur every chance they could get.
Simply put the Islanders are going to have to find a way to be better and come out with two points and the defenders are going to have to protect DiPietro. I do not want to over use the word must win every game but this is where the Isles are now, win one lose one is worthless.
They have to get on a winning streak because it's the only way to gain ground on a group of teams that are ahead of them. Anything less is not going to get it done in terms of playoff positioning.
What happened the last time these two clubs met in New York should be plenty of motivation if the standings are not.
Same lineup for the Isles according to early reports.
This is Atlanta's third game in four days for what that is worth. Hedberg played against the Devils and won a ten round shootout.