The Islanders in action leading up to the 2011-12 regular season.
New York Islanders' Micheal Haley (18), of Canada, controls the puck as New Jersey Devils' Peter Harrold (29) falls during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Friday. (Sept. 30 2011)
Rick DiPietro #39 of the New York Islanders braces for the shot from David Steckel #15 of the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils shut out the Islanders 1-0. (Sept. 30 2011)
New York Islanders' Blake Comeau, right, tries to slow down Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan during the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
New York Islanders' Mark Streit, left, is congratulated by teammate John Tavares after scoring the team's second goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils. (Sept. 24, 2011)
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, center, celebrates with teammates Johnny Boychuk (55) and Matt Bartkowski (43) after defeating the New York Islanders 6-3 in preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)
New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro (39) reaches to break up a shot by Boston Bruins' Daniel Paille (20) as Islanders' Trevor Frischmon (28) defends in the second period of a preseason hockey game in Boston. (Sept. 23, 2011)