Like many other teams, this will be the Kings final trip to Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders and Kings have not seen one another since November, when the Islanders beat LA 2-1 in the shootout. New York has been victorious in three of their last five contests against the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
The Kings will be playing desperate hockey tonight. They enter the game on a two-game winning streak and are fighting to make the postseason out west. The Isles will need to match that as they fight for seeding in the east.
Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings, who beat the New York Rangers 3-1 on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. Jaroslav Halak will be in net for the Islanders, who have dropped five of their last six games.
Josh Bailey-John Tavares-Kyle Okposo
Nikolay Kulemin-Frans Nielsen-Tyler Kennedy
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Ryan Strome
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy-Johnny Boychuk
Thomas Hickey-Travis Hamonic
Calvin de Haan-Brian Strait