Friday, September 30, 2011
Pre-Season: The final weekend
The Isles play their final two pre-season games this weekend.
They are in New Jersey tonight to face an angelic-like Devils squad. No Parise, Kovalchuk, Elias or Brodeur for the home team tonight. No Tavares, Moulson for the visitors. Rick DiPietro and Kevin Poulin are the goalies on the trip to NJ.
Ryan Strome will be in the lineup for the Isles tonight. He needs to agree to a contract by 5pm Tuesday in order to play for the Isles at any time this season.
The Isles face the Stanley Cup Champion Bruins (that stilll sounds strange) in Bridgeport, CT tomorrow.
Both games will be streamed on the Isles website. It should be a Devils stream tonight (with Matt Loughlin and Sherry Ross) and an Isles stream tomorrow (with Chris King and Phil Giubileo).
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