Originally posted on The Predatorial  |  Last updated 1/16/12
Photo Credit: Mike Stobe, Getty Images The Predators kick off a back-to-back today at noon, yes NOON, against the NY Islanders. Nashville is riding high right now and keeping pace with the ultra-competitive Western Conference winning four in a row and 7 out of their last 8. The Islanders are also on the eve of a back-to-back set playing Washington Tuesday night. The Islanders are going through some tough times only winning 2 out of their last 5 games and losing their supposed “top goaltender” Rick DiPietro to season ending surgery and their oft-times trusty backup Al Montoya to a concussion. Since it is a back-to-back for both teams, it is expected that Lindback will start for the Predators and Kevin Poulin will be between the pipes for the Islanders. A battle of the backups on Long Island. This Year’s Series: N/A Looking at the Islanders: The huge gaping glitch in the Islanders system is defense, especially the 5 on 5 play. Looking through their stats, there are only 3 players w...
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