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."
– 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 Dupuis – Evgeni Malkin – Ruslan 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
The Islanders line-up:
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.
An elevator in his house?
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