OK, so I'm really not all that stoked having seen this bunch five times already. But it is cool since save for a couple of holdouts, most of the team will be on the ice for this one. As reported earlier, Stephen Weiss, Radek Dvorak, David Booth, Jassen Cullimore and Karlis Skrastins are not playing tonight for various reasons. Noah Welch is the healthy scratch, bringing Florida to 20.
Those are the only scratches tonight. The Alternate caps: Bryan Allen, Bryan McCabe and Cory Stillman.
Remember, weekday night kickoffs at 7:30; 7 p.m. on Saturday and 5 on Sunday. Been quite some time, and I forgot.
FYI: Game tonight broadcast on 790 The Ticket, so limited LIVE! updates.
-- Old pal Jon Sim not in the lineup for the Isles. He scored in the third period of their win the other night against Boston, so I guess that gets him the night off. Good for him. Rick DiPietro in net for the Isles, Tomas Vokoun going for the Cats.
-- They just announced that tomorrow night's Janey Jackson concert has been postponed. Denis Potvin is both upset and angry about this announcement. I can't calm him down!
-- Anthony Stewart takes the first penalty of the night...6:51 into the first...