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Islanders @ Canadiens Pre-Game Report | March

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! Tonight the Islanders will take on the Montreal Canadiens north of the border. The Islanders will be looking to snap a five game losing streak.


The Islanders will start Al Montoya tonight in net. It will be the first game action for Montoya since February 20 and his first start since February 16. Capuano also said that Steve Staios, who is day-to-day with a lower body injury, and Jay Pandolfo are the scratches.

Below are the lineups for tonight’s matchup:

New York Islanders

Matt Moulson-John Tavares-Kyle Okposo
Josh Bailey-Frans Nielsen-PA Parenteau
Michael Grabner-Casey Cizikas-David Ullstrom
Nino Niederreiter-Marty Reasoner-Matt Martin

Mark Streit-Dylan Reese
Travis Hamonic-Andrew MacDonald
Milan Jurcina-Mark Eaton

Montreal Canadiens


St. Denis-Campoli

Video of the Day:

The Islanders married Weldon Malone and his fiancé Donna on the Nassau Coliseum ice prior to the game against the Philadelphia Flyers.  Weldon has to undergo surgery to take out a piece of his skull and his fiancé wrote the team. Nice of the Isles to something to lift his spirits prior to his surgery and hey, if you can find any women willing to marry you on a hockey rink in an ageing hockey arena……Marry her.