Tonight's game: Islanders vs. Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m.

Tonight's game: Islanders vs. Blue Jackets, 7:00 p.m.

The Islanders also are hoping to make a run at the playoffs this season. They're led by captain John Taveras, who is in the final year of his contract, and they added Jordan Eberle in a trade with the Edmonton Oilers to provide more offense. "I think we're a little more talented than we've been," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. The Islanders' top defensive pairing is Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. "We have a good team and had a good preseason and want to bring it into the regular season," Boychuk said. "Everybody can step in the lineup and contribute and that's what we need." Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak likely will share the goaltending duties. Greiss, who signed a three-year, $10-million

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