Scoreless first period at Scotiabank Place. Islanders come out with a lot of energy and set the tone in the first, but spend a good chunk of the time shorthanded. Jack Hillen takes two penalties, Mark Streit one, and the penalty kill answers the bell once again.
Although the PK unit has experienced its fair share of struggles this season, they have killed off 13 consecutive penalties, including those three in the first period
With Doug Weight's return, John Tavares moves to the left wing on a line with Rob Schremp and Trent Hunter. Matt Moulson moves down to the third line with Doug Weight and Blake COmeau. Second and fourth lines remain intact.
Carkner gets double-minor for roughing, Jackman 2 for roughing to begin the second
***Also have heard only one Carrie Underwood mention with regards to her fiancee Mike Fisher, so that's always good