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Montoya in goal vs. Lightning, Comeau still scratched
Jack Capuano goes back to Al Montoya for tonight's game against the Lightning here in Tampa. Montoya started the first three games for the Isles, going 2-1-0 with a 1.35 GAA and .953 save percentage.
Other than the goaltending change, the lineup stays the same from Saturday's 4-2 win over the Rangers. So Blake Comeau is a healthy scratch for the second straight game.
"Obviously you want to be in the lineup every night. It's tough watching," said Comeau, who skated with injured D Milan Jurcina, backup G Evgeni Nabokov and third G Rick DiPietro this morning. "I just have to stay as positive as I can and see what happens."
Comeau said he and assistant coach Doug Weight had a private conversation this morning to help clarify Comeau's situation.
"He just told me to keep working hard in practice and that the coaching staff has all the faith in the world in me," he said. "This is just the way it is right now."
DiPietro took shots on goal for a second straight day.