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Ten Must Watch Islanders Games this Season

By Kenny Conrade
5 of 11

Game #18: November 18th vs Tampa Bay Lightning

Mar 27, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) looks on against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Islanders take on the Lightning in a matchup that will feature fan favorite Evgeni Nabokov’s return to the Coliseum. Whether or not Nabokov plays doesn’t matter as he will receive a very warm ovation from the crowd either way. Nabokov spent three years on Long Island and led the team to the playoffs in the lockout shortened 2013 season. This game will also be fun to watch, as two top five players in the NHL will go head to head(and no I don’t mean Josh Bailey and Brian Boyle)