The New York Islanders will try to split their brief stay in Alberta as they play their second and final game in the Province tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. The Islanders faltered last night against the Calgary Flames, a game which just about everyone including Barry Trotz said they deserved to lose. They fell by a score of four to two in a rare off game by the team. They'll try again tonight against a considerably worse Oilers team.
Robin Lehner is expected to start in the back-to-back. Thomas Greiss will get the backup duties. They'll squareoff against former Islanders netminder Mikko Koskinen.
Changes haven't been announced for tonight's game, but there is an illness in the locker room and there could be some made. Thomas Hickey and Andrew Ladd will not be activated off of L.T.I.R., so that would draw one or more of Ross Johnston, Michael Dal Colle, or Luca Sbisa in. Trotz was not enthused with the Islanders effort as mentioned earlier and there could be changed made either way.
Game time is at 9:00 P.M. E.S.T.