GAMEDAY 2 – ISLANDERS

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7:00 PM
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
 

In many ways the Islanders are a lot like the Penguins a few years ago.
They had their glory years, won some Stanley Cups, and then plummeted to the bottom of the league.
Their arena is old and if they don't get a new one they may have to move.
But they do have some hope.
They just drafted a young star with the first overall pick and they hope to make him the centerpiece of their organization.

"I think it is clear, and I say this perhaps as a matter of observation, and as a matter of fact: There is probably no worse major-league facility right now in North America than the Nassau Coliseum."

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Gary Bettman

The people of Kansas City have been licking their chops throughout the whole ordeal.
 

 

 

Tonight's line-up is the same as last night's:
 

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Bill Guerin
Pascal DupuisEvgeni MalkinRuslan Fedotenko
Matt Cooke – Jordan Staal – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Eric Godard
 

Sergei Gonchar – Brooks Orpik
Mark Eaton – Kris Letang
Alex Goligoski – Jay McKee
 

Marc-Andre Fleury
 

 

The Islanders line-up:
 

Forwards
Trent Hunter
Richard Park
Nate Thompson
Josh Bailey
Rob Schremp
Jeff Tambellini
Jon Sim
Jeremy Reich
Sean Bergenheim
Kyle Okposo
Matt Moulson
Tim Jackman
John Tavares
Doug Weight
 

Defensemen
Marc Streit
Bruno Gervais
Radek Martinek
Andy Sutton
Brendan Witt
Jack Hillen
Freddy Meyer
 

Goaltenders
Dwayne Roloson
Martin Biron
 

Roloson will start in goal.
 

 

Every NHL team is playing today.
Chicago already beat Florida 4-0 in Finland.
 

John Tavares is playing his first NHL game tonight.
 

Islanders owner Charles Wang has set today as the deadline for negotiations on the "Lighthouse Project" that would get the Islanders a new arena/extensive renovations to the old one.
 

Empty Netters posted this from Guerin's days on Long Island:
 

 

An elevator in his house?
Amazing.
 

 

Bylsma is working with the team, teaching them to take more shots and create more chances.

"It seemed we were getting a lot more chances, creating a lot more havoc around the net… This coaching staff is teaching how to create a scoring chance when it's not clean."

Matt Cooke

Keep shooting.

 

Do it.
 

Go Pens.
 

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