Islanders’ Nabokov was pulled from net after he allowed three goals on twelve shots to be replaced by Al Montoya. Montoya seeing his first ice time since October 20th. The change in goal tendering sparked the Islanders offense as Michael Grabner scored to make it 3-2 heading into the first intermission.
If you were in the Metro Detroit area over the last few days you may have had a run in with a Red Wing or two as they were out on their Hockeytown Thanks Tour. Players were seen around town including captain Nicklas Lidstrom making pizza’s at a local Little Caesers and Pavel Datsyuk serving coffee via the drive thru at Tim Horton’s: