Game Day : Islanders @ Habs

The New York Islanders are in Montreal tonight to face off against a less than impressive Montreal Canadiens squad.  

After a tough start to their season, General Manager, Pierre Gauthier, has brought in veteran blue liner, Tomas Kaberle, in an attempt to save the season.  While this may be a band-aid to most Habs fans, there is no doubt his presence will give a boost to the teams power play.  In his debut, over the weekend, Kaberle contributed on both of the Habs goals, the first coming on the power play.  Will he keep it up tonight?

The Islanders come into tonight's contest with a 4-3-3 record in their last ten games.  As bad as that may seem on paper, they are not an opponent to overlook.   With a somewhat under rated offensive lineup and the worst scoring stats in the league, you wouldn't think this team has the ability to blow up in the goal category, but they do.  Habs will have to watch themselves defensively tonight.

Injuries are status quo in Montreal, Andrei Markov and Scott Gomez are still sidelined.  Chris Campoli has become the player who no one is really sure of anymore.  Will he dress? will he sit? It's anyone's guess at this point.  

The Islanders are missing goaltender Rick DiPietro and forward Nino Niederreiter to injuring, no surprises there either.

While it has not been officially announced yet, Carey Price and Al Montoya are expected to get the starts in nets.  

Game Starts at 7:30pm and is being aired on RDS and TSN HABS-HD.

Bon match!




George Prax's picture

3-2 Habs? Who knows.

Jason Pietroniro's picture

I have no idea how to predict this game, or as u can see, preview it. I must have re-written every paragraph in this post like 5 times. Whats there really to say other than the odd glimmer of hope shown by either or these two teams lol.

I say it's gunna be a messy one. 4-1 Isles.