It’s game two of the New York Islanders preseason. The Islanders welcome the Philadelphia Flyers to the Nassau Coliseum with some of the Isles big names taking the ice.
Game two of the New York Islanders preseason is tonight. With the Islanders taking on the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum.
Game one saw a number of players from the Islanders system and a few NHL regulars, but game two will feature more of the team’s NHL regular players. Including Mathew Barzal.
During the playoffs, both Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle took off. The two combined for 16 points in eight playoff games for the Islanders. Getting them on that page to start the season could be exactly what the New York Islanders needed to shake the notion that they aren’t an ‘offensive’ team.
The Islanders announced their roster for the second game well ahead of puck drop. Before 10 AM on Tuesday the roster was made official on the team’s website.
NHL Regulars: Mathew Barzal, Anders Lee, Jordan Eberle, Derick Brassard
NHL Fringe: Michael Dal Colle, Tanner Fritz, Ross Johnston
Other: Oliver Wahlstrom, Steve Bernier, Ryan Bourque, Mason Jobst, Kyle MacLean
Not only do we get to see the return of Mathew Barzal, but we can all watch Noah Dobson as he tries to stake his claim to a spot on the Islanders blue line.
He’s going to have to outplay guys like Thomas Hickey who scored a goal last night for the Islanders in Philadelphia. Today is going to be Dobson’s first chance to do so. His future won’t be decided on this game alone, but it’s going to be our first glimpse on a player who should be making it very difficult for the Islanders to drop him.
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Tonight’s game will be available on MSG+. Puck drop is at 7 pm from the Nassau Coliseum.