The New York Islanders aim to extend a three-game win streak while the visiting Nashville Predators look for a sweep of New York after beating the Islanders’ lesser Metro mates last night at Madison Square Garden.
The Islanders should continue their season-long rotation by putting Thomas Greiss in net to start.
The only fully expected non-goalie lineup change is Leo Komarov stepping in for Michael Dal Colle (day-to-day), who left the win over the Sabres with an injury, though he had the decency to score a goal first.
However, both Nick Leddy and Noah Dobson were taking pre-game warmups, so one of these games the Isles #2 will slot back in after his injury.
On the other side, ageless wonder Pekka Rinne is in net. The Predators are listing along at just 15-12-5, five points and two teams away from the West’s second wild card spot. If they miss the playoffs, do they say good bye to Peter Laviolette?