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Islanders @ Canadiens October 23rd, 2003

The New York Islanders will travel to Montreal, and in doing so will look to knock off a Canadiens team that is still riding high after a 2-1 Victory over Original Six rival, Detroit.

Game Time: 7:30
TV: RDS
Radio : CKAC, CJAD

Starting Netminders: Jose Theodore (3-2-0, 1.60 GAA, .930 SV) vs. Rick DiPietro (2-0-1, 0.82 GAA, .960 SV)

Canadiens Line-Up:

#81 Hossa - #71 Ribeiro - #20 Zednik
#73 Ryder - #94 Perreault - #82 Audette
#38 Bulis - #90 Juneau - #24 Dackell
#22 Begin - #11 Koivu - #17 Ward

#79 Markov - #52 Rivet
#44 Souray - #5 Quintal
#00 TBD - #43 Brisebois

Islanders Line-Up

#12 Kvasha - #79 Yashin- #21 Czerkawski
#55 Blake -# 27 Peca- #37 Parrish
#28 Wiemer - #17 Bates - #45 Asham
#10 Bergenheim -#26 Papineau - #49 Godard

#29 Jonsson - #3 Aucoin
#4 Hamrlik - #54 Martinek
#44 Niinimaa - #33 Cairns

Canadiens Scratches:
#37 Sundstrom (healthy), # 15 Langdon (groin), #25 Kilger (eye), #65 Hainsey/#51 Bouillon (TBD), #88 Higgins (healthy)

Islanders Scratches:
#38 Scatchard (shoulder), ?, ?, ?

Key Questions:

- How will Saku Koivu perform in his first on ice game in over a month?
- Will Jan Bulis be rewarded on the score sheet...finally?
- Do you suppose Yanic Perreault will play up to expectations in order to earn his spot in the top six?
- Can Rick DiPietro continue his blistering start to the season?
- Will Ron Hainsey be inserted into the line-up?
- How heavily will Mariusz Czerkawski be booed?
- Will you win a Richard Zednik bobblehead?

Match-ups
- Bulis, Juneau et Dackell vs. Kvasha, Yashin, et Czerkawski
- Hossa, Ribeiro et Zednik vs. Wiemer, Bates et Asham
- Theodore vs. DiPietro
- Markov vs. Niinama
- Zednik vs. Parrish
- Souray vs. Hamrlik

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