Nilsson Called Up, Isles Take On Bruins
Coming off a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday, the Islanders look to start up a winning streak tonight against the Boston Bruins.
Big story between last game and tonight's game would be the injury of Evgeni Nabokov, who will be sidelined for a few weeks with a groin injury. But that would not be all as the Islanders announced last night that goaltender Al Montoya will miss sometime with a hamstring injury.
The Islanders called up the 6' 5" Swedish netminder Anders Nilsson to back up Rick DiPietro. Nilsson, the 21 year old, is in his first season in the AHL.
The scratches for tonight's game are Mike Mottau and Kyle Okposo. Okposo will be sitting for his third straight game which leaves Islanders fans questioning coach Jack Capuano: "Is it too much already?" Obviously not in Capuano's eyes.
As for the Bruins, their 2010 second overall pick, Tyler Seguin has been stellar this season. Leading the Bruins in scoring with 11 goals and 9 assists, there is obviously no sophomore slump for Seguin.
It is assumed for the Bruins that Tim Thomas will be starting. There is no questioning Tim Thomas' ability to play against any team, let alone the New York Islanders. The Isles need to be able to find the back of the net. Getting an early lead in this matchup will be key as well.
Check back after the game for Rob McGowan's post game recap!
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