Nashville (1-3-0) at NY Islanders (2-3-0) 7:30 pm EDT
UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- Backup goaltender Mike Dunham has
been playing well for the New York Islanders. Starting
netminder Rick DiPietro, who is listed as day-to-day, was not
before suffering a groin injury.
The Islanders might not know who their starting goalie will be
until right up to gametime as they host the Nashville Predators
on Monday in the second game of a seven-game homestand.
While DiPietro (0-3-0, 4.54 goals-against average, .879 save
percentage) has obviously struggled, Dunham has been solid in a
Dunham has stopped 89-of-94 shots, and made 31 saves in New
York's 4-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday. Jason
Blake led the Islanders with two goals and an assist while Tom
Poti and Mike Sillinger also tallied.