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New York Islanders (11-10-7, 8th/E) at Tampa Bay Lightning (10-9-8, 9th/E)
7:30 EST | [dying media] Forum | MSG+2, radio
Florida retirees:
Raw Charge

Islanders Gameday x 2: Battle for 8th, or battle for 'The Franchise?'

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Another game for Dwayne Roloson, which makes me feel good -- I should feel good, right? John Tavares and Steve Stamkos are friendly from youth/junior hockey encounters, but I'm far more interested in seeing Tavares against Viktor Hedman. Hopefully JT brings it tonight.

The lines should be the same as last game, so I wonder if it won't be Tavares vs. Stamkos, but rather Bergie/Nielsen/Hunter against the Stamkos line. Chat it up in comments, but here's a little poll for the news of yesterday.


Philadelphia replacing Stevens with Laviolette will:

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Make them better - Coaching changes always do.
    (0 votes)
  • 53%
    Make them better - Isles never should've fired Laviolette
    (15 votes)
  • 35%
    Make no difference in the end. Coaching isn't their issue.
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    Make the Atlantic Division that much more fun to watch.
    (3 votes)
28 votes total Vote Now