Isles Look To Beat Philly on the Road
It has been 13 straight games since the Islanders had their last win at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Could tonight night be the night?
Well, let's look at it this way; The Islanders have been playing well as of late and Evgeni Nabokov has been superb. But meanwhile, the Flyers have been playing even better.
A player to watch for tonight for Philly is rookie Sean Couturier. Couturier, who was selected in the first round of the 2011 draft, returned from a concussion and has been red hot ever since.
A player to watch for the Isles is the, what seems like, unstoppable John Tavares. Tavares currently has a 10 game point streak. But it will take more than just John Tavares to defeat the Flyers. Points need to be put on the board from every line tonight.
Putting points on the board will be tough tonight because the Flyers are starting Sergei Bobrovsky in net. Bobrovsky looked tremendous against the Islanders the last time these two teams met in a 3-2 Flyers victory.
If you look back to Tuesday night's win over Washington, the Islanders controlled most of the game, and that is what needs to be done tonight against the always offensive Flyers team.
I'm aware Capuano hasn't done much with the line combinations but there has to be more production out of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th lines tonight. I know I have been saying it over and over but you can't have the first line win all of your games.
Steve Staios will sit out for the second straight game and Dylan Reese will take over.
The Isles are 1-1 on the Fathers/Mentors trip and hopefully they could pull off a nice win infront of the people who inspired them the most from an early age.Not only will a win over the Flyers tonight be a huge two points in the standings, but it will be a huge confidence boost as well.
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