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Before I get ready to head to the Coliseum, I wanted to write a bit about the first matchup of Peter Laviolette and Scott Gordon.

Both men coached in the Bruins organization, both men know and respect each other. One was head coach of the Islanders and the other is the current head coach. Both men came into the league straight off AHL Coach of the year honors, one has had time to play his sytems and been rewarded greatly. The other, is biding his time before he proves he can perform at the NHL level.

Tonight proves to be an interesting night, a bit of past and present all coming together almost in artistic form. The Islanders have more to prove – hopefully the optional morning skate has the legs refreshed enough to prove to their home fans that they can be successful and win with Scott Gordon’s system.

I will be live blogging tonight, should be fun as I have not done it from the Coliseum in quite some time!

See you in a few!