Atlanta at New York 7pm Msg+

New York Islander Fan Central | 12/23/2008 08:55:00 AM |
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Mike Knobler recapped the Thrashers ugly 6-2 loss to Toronto on Monday, Keri Lehtonen played in goal but will not be in net tonight according to the paper.

Marty Reasoner did play.

Erik Christensen Shoulder Out until at least late-December
Garnet Exelby Legs Out until at least late December
Steve Rucchin Concussion Doubtful for 2008-09 season. Expected to retire
Zach Bogosian Leg IR. Out until at least late December
NYI Fan Central Comments:
In short Atlanta comes in struggling as bad as they did last time when they beat the Islanders 5-1 and Scott Gordon credited an effort afterward where they spent a lot of time in Atlanta's end of the ice but generated few quality chances.

Difference this time would be Thrashers come in a tired club where last time they were on Long Island (while Isles were on the road) with one game in a week. Having written this Pittsburgh had seven players out and playing a seventh game in ten days scored nine goals against the Islanders so do not put a lot of stock into rest, injury or time off.

For our home for the Holidays (and the playoffs) 2008-09 New York Islanders not sure if Hunter or Weight will play but it's doubtful. Tambellini is here but does he play with the five other left wings or is Comeau going to be moved over to right wing again so he can play like a confused player?

This is about a winnable game as you can find but Islanders have faced a lot of struggling clubs and lost. A nine game streak should be enough, with Toronto scoring and playing well Friday could be a very tough game.

Whatever postgame/articles I have will be after the game in a combined format.

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