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Poulin back in net for Islanders against Kings

Thursday, 11.14.2013 / 12:30 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

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Poulin back in net for Islanders against Kings

Kevin Poulin will make his third straight start in net for the New York Islanders when they host the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.

Poulin is 1-1-0 in his past two games, but stopped 32 of 33 shots in a 3-1 defeat of the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

The Islanders also will have center John Tavares in the lineup. Tavares had sat out practice Wednesday to receive treatment for what Newsday reported to be a hip injury sustained during the game against Nashville on Tuesday.

Ben Scrivens will start in goal for the Kings; it will be his first start since Oct. 29. With Jonathan Quick out indefinitely with a groin injury, Scrivens likely will see most of the action for the final three games of Los Angeles' trip, which after Long Island takes the Kings to New Jersey and Madison Square Garden for a game against the New York Rangers.

Here is how both teams' lineups could look Thursday:

KINGS

Dustin Brown - Anze Kopitar - Justin Williams

Dwight King - Mike Richards - Tyler Toffoli

Tanner Pearson - Colin Fraser - Matt Frattin

Jordan Nolan - Linden Vey - Trevor Lewis

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty

Slava Voynov - Robyn Regehr

Willie Mitchell - Alec Martinez

Ben Scrivens

Martin Jones

Scratched: Daniel Carcillo

Injured: Jonathan Quick (lower body), Jeff Carter (foot), Matt Greene (upper body), Kyle Clifford (upper body), Jarret Stoll (upper body)

ISLANDERS

Brock Nelson - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo

Pierre-Marc Bouchard - Frans Nielsen - Josh Bailey

Michael Grabner - Peter Regin - Colin McDonald

Matt Martin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic

Thomas Hickey - Matt Donovan

Aaron Ness - Matt Carkner

Kevin Poulin

Evgeni Nabokov

Scratched: Eric Boulton, Radek Martinek

Injured: Thomas Vanek (upper body), Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion), Brian Strait (upper body)

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