Dallas Stars (2-4-1) at New York Islanders (2-3-0)
7 p.m. EDT, Nassau Coliseum | MSG+
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Stars blog: Andrew's Stars Blog
All fear Fabian Brunnstrom. Last spring's -- heck, last fall's -- most-favored import watched the first two games of this season, then scored a hat trick in his NHL debut. But the Stars are still without Very Jere Lehtinen and, of course, Sergei Zubov. Meanwhile, Marty Turco was the backup last night -- they still used him -- in the rollover in Jersey, so presumably we'll have DiPietro v. Turco tonight. Per Botta, Campoli should indeed be back, paired with Streit, and Bergenheim is likely to get a shake on the Old Graybeard line.
This is the first open/live "game thread" here at Lighthouse Hockey. If you're on the Internets before, during or after the game, drop a line. Depending on traffic (and it's likely to be slow for this new blog) these can turn into running chats, in-game diaries, or solo live blogs.
Wife permitting, I'll be watching and fumbling with the laptop for ever-priceless instant in-game thoughts. Forgive me if I hum along to the NHL Center Ice screensaver music, which on Charter cable, sadly, plays whenever a local commercial comes on (low-budget commercials are the best ones!).
Let's go Islanders!