Prudential Center -- Newark, NJ
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The Canada portion of the Islanders seven-game road trip is over and they're back in the metro area to take on New Jersey Devils.
The Islanders will once again have Jaroslav Halak start in net tonight. Keith Kinkaid will be between the pipes for the Devils. This will be the second time that Kinkaid has faced his hometown team.
There will be several changes made to the Isles lineup as well. Josh Bailey will take Cal Clutterbuck's spot in the roster -- Clutterbuck is day-to-day with an upper body injury -- and Brian Strait will take Matt Donovan's spot on defense.
The Devils and Islanders have faced one another twice this season already, and the Isles have had victories in both games. Halak has been in net for both Islander wins -- a 3-1 victory in November and a 3-2 win in December.
Both clubs will meet once more after tonight's game in New Jersey.