Nassau Coliseum -- Uniondale, NY
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UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- After a well deserved day off, it's back to work for the New York Islanders.
They will host the struggling Philadelphia Flyers tonight and try to extend a three-game winning streak. Historically the Islandes have struggled against the hockey club from Philadelphia. Since the 2007-08 season the Flyers have gone 33-4-3 against the Isles.
This years Islander squad (as it has been well documented) is much different from those teams in the past and they will be a much tougher opponent for the Flyers.
Jack Capuano won't change his lineup that has won three straight games and Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Islanders. It will be Halak's second consecutive start.
The Flyers are struggling entering tonight's game in Uniondale. They snapped a recent four-game losing skid and sit sixth in the Metropolitan Division. That doesn't mean Capuano sees this as an easy game.
"They're always a dangerous team," he said after the Islanders morning skate. "They probably should be a lot better. They have great goaltending, they're healthy now and they have solid defense. They have tremendous forwards up front... We have to be ready to go. They're a hard working team and they always have been a hard working team.
"This is a great challenge for our hockey team."
The Islanders will see two former members of the organization, with former captain Mark Streit and Andrew MacDonald members of the Flyers. Streit returned to Nassau Coliseum with Philadelphia last season. Tonight is MacDonald's first game against his former club.