New York at Carolina 7pm Msg+2

New York Islander Fan Central | 4/07/2009 11:38:00 AM |
Newsday: Greg Logan in the Islanders Newsday blog reports Mark Streit and Sean Bergenheim will return tonight against Carolina and that Jesse Joensuu and enforcers Mitch Fritz and Joel Rechlicz were recalled from Bridgeport.

I will update the injury/roster chart after the game.

Mar 3 at Washington W 5-2
Mar 6 vs Calgary W 6-1
Mar 7 at Tampa Bay W 9-3
Mar 9 vs NY Rangers W 3-0
Mar 11 at Chicago OTL 2-3
Mar 12 at Dallas L 2-3
Mar 14 at Washington OTL 4-5
Mar 18 vs New Jersey W 4-2
Mar 20 vs NY Islanders W 5-4
Mar 21 vs Washington W 4-1
Mar 23 at Florida W 3-2
Mar 25 vs Ottawa W 2-1
Mar 28 at New Jersey W 2-1
Apr 2 vs NY Rangers W 4-2
Apr 4 vs Pittsburgh W 3-2

For those scoring at home that's twenty six out of thirty available points.

04/05/09 Matt Cullen C Foot Questionable for April 7
04/05/09 Patrick Eaves RW Upper Body Questionable for April 7

NYI Fan Central Comments:

Funny thing looking at this incredible run was there a team that lost in regulation who gave Carolina a better game than the Islanders who scored four times in the second period of that game and led in the final ten mintues before the powerplays, bounces and the Chad LaRose show took over who has one more point than Richard Park but nineteen goals?

Not coincidence for Carolina, they had rode Cam Ward on this streak and made some excellent trades at the deadline. Somewhere Peter Laviolette must be wondering how come they did not play like this for him while Paul Maurice is having his best stretch since the 2002 playoff run where that Carolina team had 83 points but got a higher seed than the 96 point Islanders and home ice which was everything for the Islanders that year.

This game is huge for Carolina who can finish anywhere from fourth through eight and are tied with Philadelphia for fourth with the Flyers having a game in hand.

I suspect for Scott Gordon, Joey MacDonald gets back into the net unless he is banged up after Danis back to back games.

Will be interesting to see what all the changes bring to this game. Obviously Scott Gordon is sticking to his recent comments not holding players back with Bergenheim, Streit dressing.

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