12/27: New York at Ottawa 7:30pm FSN

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/27/2007 01:32:00 PM | | | |

Islanders website: Has the preview of tonight's game against the Ottawa Senators which reports Wade Dubielewicz will start.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Ottawa is coming off a five goal win against Buffalo and are not the club that was struggling when they last played the Isles.

Regardless of who plays in goal Islanders have to keep scoring and keep getting points. Dubie will be fine if he get's any kind of help at all in front of him but Ottawa is a tough task for any club because they can score in bunches and have the kind of speed and skill the Islanders simply do not have.

No idea what Martinek's status is for this game. I would guess the same lineup again with Berard.

Bergenheim, Sillinger and especially Fedotenko are all overdue to give the club some scoring support.

Ottawa Citizen: James Gordon has comments from coach John Paddock and Jason Spezza about the Islanders, while reporting Martin Gerber will start tonight.

"They're a team that, they continually don't get viewed upon with a lot of positives a lot of the times, but they keep finding ways to be in hockey games," Paddock said following the morning skate today. "They lose their goaltender last night ater the first period and they still find away to win.

"They did that last year...throughout the stretch run," he added. "They continue to find ways and it's a credit to their group of guys there and it's a credit to (Islanders coach Ted Nolan."

"There's a lot of good NHL goalies out there," he said. "I'm sure Dubielewicz is looking for an opportunity to show himself, but Ricky is one of the best when he's playing well, he played great against us the last time we played them in their building, and he's definitely one of the top goaltenders."