February 11, 2012 9:00 am

Scouting the Islanders

This is the only meeting of the season between the Kings and the New York Islanders. After a dreadful 5-11-4 start, the Islanders are actually 17-12-4 since late November, and they put together a 3-0-1 run before their 4-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday. For all their struggles, the Islanders have actually been pretty good on special teams, as they ranked seventh in the NHL on the power play and eighth on the penalty kill. Evgeni Nabokov is expected to get the start in goal for the Islanders. Nabokov played parts of four seasons under Darryl Sutter with the San Jose Sharks. Today, the Islanders will induct defenseman Kenny Jonsson, a former team captain, into their Hall of Fame. Jonsson spent parts of nine seasons (1996-2004) with the Islanders. For the latest on the Islanders, check out the coverage from Newsday, the New York Post and ESPNNewYork.com, followed by today’s probable lineups for the Kings and the Islanders…

Newsday’s Islanders coverage

New York Post’s Islanders coverage

ESPNNewYork.com’s Islanders coverage

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KINGS LINEUP
Dustin Brown-Anze Kopitar-Justin Williams
Dwight King-Mike Richards-Jordan Nolan
Kyle Clifford-Andrei Loktionov-Trevor Lewis
Brad Richardson-Colin Fraser-Trent Hunter

Rob Scuderi-Drew Doughty
Willie Mitchell-Jack Johnson
Alec Martinez-Matt Greene

Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Bernier

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ISLANDERS LINEUP
Matt Moulson-John Tavares-Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner-Frans Nielsen-P.A. Parenteau
Rhett Rakhshani-John Bailey-Matt Martin
Nino Niederreiter-Jay Pandolfo-Tim Wallace

Mark Streit-Steve Staios
Andrew MacDonald-Milan Jurcina
Mark Eaton-Aaron Ness

Evgeni Nabokov
Al Montoya

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