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Isles/Ducks pre-game notes and quotes | December
UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 11: John Tavares  of the New York Islanders leaves the ice after losing against the Atlanta Thrashers on December 11, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Thrashers defeated the Isles 5-4. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The Anaheim Ducks come into the Coliseum tonight fresh off a win over the Washington Capitals last night. The Ducks limited the Caps to just a single and Ryan Getzlof tallied the overtime winner with just 56.6 seconds left in the OT period.

The Ducks are also 4-0-1 in their last 5 games, defeating the likes of the Oilers, Flames, Wild and of course the capitals.

Teemu Selanne has missed the past three games with a Groin issue and Aaron Voros is out 3-4 weeks with a fractured orbital bone.

Expect Jonas Hiller to start in net for the Ducks. Hiller 15-11-3 on the season with a save percentage of .919%

As for the Islanders they will be getting back Milan Jurcina and Radek Martinek for tonight’s match up. “They give us size and they give us experience,” Head coach Jack Capuano said. “The last few games we let the young guys from Bridgeport and some of the other guys get some more minutes but now having those guys back in our lineup will help us for sure.”

Rick Dipietro will get the start against the Ducks tonight. Dipietro’s last start was against the Atlanta Thrashers; a 5-4 loss in front of 10,050.

Travis Hamonic and Andrew MacDonald will play on the same line as well for tonight’s game. Jack Capuano spent part of his media scrum praising the two youngsters. “Their earning their minuets; they move the puck (and) they join the rush,” Capuano said.

Morning Quotes

Jesse Joensuu called Frans Nielson “arguably the best player on the team.”

“He playes great hockey. He’s good defensively, he battles hard, makes good plays, good passes and seems like he never takes nights off.”  

 PA Parenteau had some interesting things to say this morning.

Parenteau talks Power Play streak: “Hopefully now we’re going to get a little streak going. It so important in this league to score some power play goals and have a good PK too. We have to keeping doing what we’re doing best shooting the puck and making plays. It was a pretty big relief when comes scored the power play goal the other night.”

 Parenteau Talks hospital Visit and losing streak: “I think it put things in perspective for you when you go to the hospital to see sick kids you realize your losing streak is not that bad after all. It was fun. We have a good group of guys here (and) we had fun when we did that. So now we have to put this bad streak behind us.”