UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The New York Islanders will warily play host to the Kings tonight at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders (2-3-1) well remember their 5-4 loss to the Kings (3-5-0) at the Forum in the second game of the season. That was more of a brawl than a hockey game, as 24 penalties were called in one period, and the Islanders lost two players to injury.
The two--Greg Gilbert, who suffered a cracked jaw in a fight with Dave (Tiger) Williams, and Tomas Jonsson, who suffered a concussion after being checked by Bernie Nicholls--will be available to play tonight.
Islander right wing Mike Bossy, who has a strained muscle in his lower back, is questionable.