Islanders website: Has the pregame tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Courier News: Chuck Gormley reports Flyers defenseman Derian Hatcher is hoping to play tonight against the Islanders. Martin Biron will start in goal.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Everyone knows the numbers and the Isles situtation and what they have to do at this point. A good place to start would be playing the game in the Flyers end of the ice
and getting a lot more quality chances then they generated last Saturday at home. Flyers are almost as desperate and have to win to keep their own playoff chances going.
Rick DiPietro returns to the net after a week off and if the rested goalie gets hot his play could carry them tonight.
As Ted Nolan said himself there cannot be any weak links from here, I hope he holds his veterans to that and if the kids do well keep running them out there and give them a good fifteen-twenty minutes and cut the other players minutes. Bergenheim continues to be the most visible forward in the group and it goes well beyond his scoring.
Richard Park, Bill Guerin, Mike Comrie, Miroslav Satan, Josef Vasicek, Ruslan Fedntenko have to step up here and contribute some goals. Hunter could use a big hot streak here himself.
Win a game tonight and finally get a two day break, this club needs a little rest almost as much as it needs points which is saying a lot.
A few more losses and they will get a seven month rest.