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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Ducks

Greiss in goal, Quine in for Prince against Anaheim (10 p.m., MSG+)

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The New York Islanders are set to face off against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night at 10 p.m. (MSG+, WFAN 660AM - 101.9FM, 88.7FM WRHU, WRCN 103.9 FM). 

The Islanders held morning skate on Tuesday at Honda Center where Jack Capuano announced his lineup and addressed the media. Keep reading for news, notes and quotes from morning skate. 

The Lineup: 

Thomas Greiss will start in goal for the Islanders, making his first start since Nov. 1. Greiss (2-3-0) is making his first appearance since relieving Jaroslav Halak on Nov. 10. JF Berube will back up Greiss. 

Alan Quine replacing Shane Prince is the only other roster change, though Jack Capuano is shuffling his lines. 

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
JOSH BAILEY JOHN TAVARES  ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER
NIKOLAY KULEMIN BROCK NELSON RYAN STROME
ANDREW LADD CASEY CIZIKAS CAL CLUTTERBUCK
ANDERS LEE ALAN QUINE JASON CHIMERA
DEFENSE
LEFT RIGHT
NICK LEDDY TRAVIS HAMONIC
THOMAS HICKEY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN ADAM PELECH
 
Jonathan Bernier Likely In For Ducks:

Johnathan Bernier was not on the ice for the Anaheim's optional morning skate Tuesday morning, which suggests to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register that he'll be starting tonight. Bernier has won three straight starts and has split the last seven games evenly with starter John Gibson. 

They Said It: 

Jack Capuano on the Isles first meeting with the Ducks this season:
"Looking back at the last time we played them, we played to our identity. We got pucks to the net. Not what they didn't do, but we had 13 shots to their one midway through, almost seven minutes left in the first period. Guys see that, how we have to play and we just have to get back to basics and stay disciplined."

John Tavares on Anthony Beauvillier:  
"His ability to make things happen, just with his speed, his creativity with the puck and tenaciousness about him, he seems to be involved in everything. Just makes a lot of really good plays, he's a very smart hockey player. For me, we just want to continue to keep talking to one another, get more of a sense of how we play the game and read and react off one another and create some chances."

Anthony Beauvillier on playing on the top line:
"I was a little nervous when I played the first time with them, but now I know what to expect. I've watched those guys play, you want to be on the top line and now I have the chance tonight. I'll just go out there and have fun tonight."

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