New York at Atlanta 7pm Msg+

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USA Today/AP: Has the preview for tonight's game against the Atlanta Thrashers.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
Atlanta comes in off one of it's best games of the season where they scored five goals against a club that shutout the Islanders with Ondrej Pavelec, a young goaltender who played a good game.

Reality is Richard Park had his little two goal stretch, the career record says it will not last and to rely on his production or putting him in a top nine role is not a good bet if you want sustained scoring.

Kyle Okposo again did not look as sharp as a left wing nor were Guerin or Weight a big factor Tuesday.

Even strength this group needs a few goals from it's forwards.

Islanders have to to get their three goals and play some better defense and keep the shots to angles MacDonald or Danis can handle.

Atlanta has one great player and a few dangerous ones. Players like Enstrom are solid on the Thrashers backline.

Could be a misprint but Mitch Fritz name was not in the Islanders website preview in terms of the posted roster.

Islanders need two points here again, even early November standings require nothing less.

Jon Sim plays the first game against his former club.

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