11 October 2011
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Record: Lightning (1-1-1) Islanders (1-1-0)
Previous games: None yet
Game time: 7:00pm EST on SUN (HD)
I know the Forum is under renovations, but already it feels like we've been on the road for like FOREVER. Just two more games before we finally get our home opener next Monday.
This is the first time we play the Islanders this year with the 2nd one coming up at home next week. Last year the Islanders won three out of the four games we played but it's a fresh start now. Though the Lightning are 1-1-1 now, it's only three games into the season, so don't fret.
For the first two games of the season the Islanders have started Al Montoya instead of DiPietro or Nabokov, and he'll get the start again tonight with Nabokov backing him up. For the record, DiPietro is possibly hurt, again. Enjoy laughing until the game starts
- Roloson will get the start in goal
- Mattias Ritola and Bruno Gervais are in
- Gilroy, Pyatt and Jones are scratched