Game Day (70): Wild at Islanders, 7pm

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(35-23-10)                (26-34-9)
Nassau Coliseum — Uniondale, NY
TV: MSG+2 Radio: 88.7, 103.9 FM

The Least You Should Know About the Wild… Minnesota sits seventh in the Western Conference, five ahead of ninth place Dallas…  With Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom out the Wild are down to their third netminder, which led to the acquisition of Ilya Bryzgalov at the trade deadline…

Kevin Schultz

Matt Moulson will return to the Coliseum for the first time since the October trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres. Since then, the Sabres flipped him to Minnesota at the trade deadline for Torrey Mitchell and two second rounders. Between Minnesota and Buffalo, Moulson has racked up 12 goals and 31 points in 50 John Tavares-less games.[/sny-editoria]

Here’s Moulson talking to Newsday earlier today about leaving the Islanders:

“I made some of the best friends I’ve had in my life with that team. We were a pretty close group,” Moulson told Newsday on Sunday evening, just after the Wild landed in Boston for a game Monday night with the Bruins. “To be taken away from that was tough. It was extremely tough on myself and my family, especially coming out of the blue like it did for me.”

Tonight defender Kevin Czuczman will make his NHL debut for the Islanders. He was signed as a college free agent out of Lake Superior State last week. Matt Carkner will take a seat to make room on defense and the de Haan-Hamonic pairing will be broken up as Czuczman will partner up with Hamonic. Anders Nilsson will get the start in goal. Here’s the projected lineup:

Projected Lineup:
Lee-Nielsen-Okposo Czuczman-Hamonic Nilsson
Bailey-Nelson-Clutterbuck de Haan-Strait Nabokov
McDonald-Strome-Martin Hickey-Visnovsky
Sundstrom-Cizikas-Halmo
Scratches: Martinek, Carkner, Donovan, Boulton IR: Tavares, Grabner




193 comments
ivo
ivo

snow has gone full out Milbury and Maloney this year!

isles4life
isles4life

If this was my old high school teams performance the coach would have definitely got fired, but no this Is a professional team and nothing is being done about this, pathetic isn't even the word to describe this crap

wvAL
wvAL

Seven years of rebuilding and we have a team that would be relegated to the minors or second division somewhere else. Great job by management. Stellar vision.

CaptainT
CaptainT

vanek has a hat trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John Richards
John Richards

Not sure why we even care anymore!! The die has long been cast with this lot!! A pathetic bunch from the owner on down!!

CaptainT
CaptainT

hey look vanek has 2 goals also!!!!!

wvAL
wvAL

Wow, I was away for a while and I see nothing has changed. Same coach, Gm, same bs. Happy for MM. FU Snow!

TomDinNJ
TomDinNJ

Welcome to the Islanders Churchman....man what was he thinking.

shamwow
shamwow

Where's that paid shill RM, busy chiseling the final touches on his statue in Snow's honor? 

dkdk
dkdk

Congrats Matty Moulson .... Right in snows face and 4000 of his closest friends

Vicp73
Vicp73

We got shutout  by the 4th stringer!!! 

steviel
steviel

Way to go Fans! Let Snow hear it!

steviel
steviel

Yeah but we got Colberg!

TomDinNJ
TomDinNJ

And nobody gets fired......unreal.

John Richards
John Richards

I'm sure All the bklyn fans will come out for this garbage on a 20 deg night in Feb!!

Vicp73
Vicp73

@mitchfritz  8 rookies with less then 80 games total, those crazy kids

dkdk
dkdk

I think Colberg has 2 this season

dkdk
dkdk

Without seeing the game, you nailed the recap!

camb33
camb33

@shamwow he doesn't post till after midnight...when most people are not on here....this way when he writes his absurd crap, he gets to admire it for a few hours before everyone wakes up and calls him out on it

dkdk
dkdk

I am confused was this fun to watch? Was this the band of future hall of famers that we are all so amped about?

dkdk
dkdk

Colberg for Vanek, Moulson, and maybe McDavid!

CaptainT
CaptainT

@Chris R "we didnt compete hahd enough and our battle level wasnt there tonight"....

dkdk
dkdk

And after this wave of prospects, there will be the next one!

dkdk
dkdk

He thinks about Brian Strait needing 45 minutes of ice time to get a 3 year deal

shamwow
shamwow

@camb33 @shamwow

That paid shill has to finish cleaning Chuck's toilet before doing overtime posting propaganda on hockey boards...

Brie and Petrus don't come cheaply, my friend.

steviel
steviel

@dkdk  Don't worry Josh is getting ready to explode! He blossoms in the Spring!

dkdk
dkdk

Snow is grade a chooch

John Richards
John Richards

Just filler in between nets games and miley Cyrus gigs!!

camb33
camb33

@shamwow @camb33 he's probably busy posting on the brian strait broken hand thread.....trying to convince everyone what a great defensemen he is and what a loss it will be

ivo
ivo

@dkdk  LOL! Oh snap! You didn't!

jepliberty
jepliberty

@steviel @dkdk

Bailey's play in springtime, is like the streets of NYC, so much dogshyte around.

dkdk
dkdk

He would have to exert effort to walk all he way to the press box. He'd ask for closer seats.

steviel
steviel

@dkdk  In all my years of watching NHL hockey I honestly have never seen a more invisible player.He is literally nothing more than a uniform filler!

dkdk
dkdk

That much is true! Even playing with mostly kids around him he still doesn't stand out. On any other team he'd be amnestyd. But no other teams gives scrubs like him 5 years.

camb33
camb33

@dkdk yep him and his new defender choochman

ejej
ejej

@Chris R- Like a Mo'fo........... even the Schill said it: guaranteed lettuce from BC, cable contact, and no pressure to get ABOVE the "cap floor"....

John Richards
John Richards

Yep cause the product on the ice is always an afterthought!!