Islanders website: Has the pregame for tonight's game against the Dallas Stars.
Dallas comes in playing it's third game in four nights, New York needs a good effort here with the upcoming schedule anything but easy. Only lineup suspense should revolve around Chris Campoli.
Islanders have to start banking points in a conference most games early have been three point games with even the Flyers getting a high scoring game to overtime against San Jose last night. DiPietro gets his first home start and hopefully Avery does not go after the goaltender.
No excuses for any rust here, Islanders should come out wanting to send a message to their coach, the fans and take the play at Dallas team who came in off a brutal effort against New Jersey where Marty Turco was pulled.
This is why changes were made, I expect a sixty minute effort and a breakout game by some players.
On a media note Msg+ had five people involved in telecasting last night's Devil game
(Ken Daneyko, Steve Cangialosi, Stan Fischler, Doc Emrick and Chico Resch with a full pre and postgame with lockeroom interviews. C.J Papa has to do his interviews on the ice as Deb Placey did as if the clock was running before they had to get off the air.
Newsday: Greg Logan reports in the Islanders Newsday blog Chris Campoli will return tonight and wear a visor for the first time in his career. Andy Sutton could play as early as Saturday and Mike Sillinger is getting close to a full practice with the team.