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Preseason New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils: Brooklyn dress rehearsal, take 2

Let's really try to score in this one, guys.

Tonight, he's a Brock-o-russian.
Tonight, he's a Brock-o-russian.
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The New York Islanders return to Brooklyn tonight, the last time before this whole relocation thing gets real.

The hope for this 7:30 p.m. start is that they score a goal. Yes, much more than a goal would be ideal for fans trying out the new digs, but a lone goal would still have this game surpass last year's 3-0 loss in the same venue.

Here is the mish-mash of lines as Arthur Staple speculated them:

The big fun there is seeing Anders Lee, who finished last season strong and was a general monster in the last preseason game, next to John Tavares and Kyle Okposo on the top line. If he has a good night, the conversation is going to get interesting and even a little angsty around Islanders Country.

Coach Jack Capuano has since suggested they are leaning toward using Johnson for the entire game in goal, which should be a good test. But both Chad Johnsons are ready:

Lots of people are headed to this novelty of a game, including several LHH authors and readers. But it's also televised on MSG+. Here is the channel finder.

The Devils will play one of their backup candidates, famed Antiguan novelist Keith Kinkaid. The rest of the roster, per Fire & Ice, includes several of the Devils' old men and veteran PTOs:

Forwards: Martin Havlat-Patrik | Elias-Dainius Zubru | Reid Boucher-Adam Henrique- Michael Ryder | Stefan Matteau-Scott Gomez-Jordin Tootoo; Ruslan Fedotenko-Rod Pelley-Cam Janssen.

Defensemen: Andy Greene, Peter Harrold, Damon Severson, Mike Komisarek, Brandon Burlon, Seth Helgeson.

Goaltenders: Scott Clemmensen, Keith Kinkaid

Game time is 7:30. Don't miss your train.