Islanders Cannot Let Flames Rise At The Coliseum
The Islanders take on the Calgary Flames tonight at the Coliseum. The Flames have a record of 18-15-4 and they take on the Islanders squad of 11-17-6.
The Islanders have announced that Evgeni Nabokov will be starting in net tonight and Nilsson would be backing him up. For the Flames, veteran goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff is between the pipes.
Here are the offensive lines for the Isles tonight:
Moulson - Tavares - Okposo
Rolston - Nielsen - Parenteau
Grabner - Bailey - Martin
Wallace - Reasoner - Niederreiter
The Isles need to come straight out of the gate tonight attacking. Kiprusoff is a veteran goaltender and comes up big when he needs to, so putting the puck on net and creating scoring chances are a must in this game.
There is a connection between these two teams. Firstly, it's Islanders defenseman Steve Staios, who played for the Flames during the 2009-2010 season and the 2010-2011 season. For the Flames it's Tim Jackman, who played for the Islanders from 2008-2010. Jackman will be playing his first game back at the Coliseum tonight.
And let's not forget about Blake Comeau. Comeau returns against his former team who put him on waivers earlier this season. He has two goals and three assists this season with the Flames.
The Islanders always have exciting matchups against the Flames and tonight should be no different. The Islanders need these two points and they cannot afford to slump lower in the standings.
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