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Know your enemy: Islanders Hockey Blog
What they are saying about the Islanders:
Of course Long Island is happy to have Matt Moulson committed to the Islanders, especially after a certain someone didn't want to come here. Moulson has been a fan favorite since he arrived on Long Island and has flourishedhaving a break out season last year scoring 30 goals. Not to mention how well he has clicked with John Tavares both on and off the ice. Great job by Garth Snow getting a deal done so that fans have one less thing to worry about and we can end the ridiculus trade rumors.
Season series: Penguins Lead 2-1.
Last meeting: January 25, 2011 - Penguins Won 1-0
If you didn't expect the Isles goalie, rookie Kevin Poulin, to play well, then you're an idiot. He made some solid saves and looks like he is going to be good. Patrick Roy likes him, but Roy is a dick. At the other end, though, Marc-Andre Fleury was a $5mill-per-year goalie for the second game in a row. If the Isles had scored one goal in this game, they would've never looked back. But MAF carried the Pens and finally got himself a much-deserved shutout.
How solid has MAF been recently?
Again, No Crosby, no Malkin.
Staal will play.
As Wilkes-Blog mentioned earlier, Eric Tangradi has been called up.
The Islanders are 3-6-1 in their last ten. They won 4-1 over Atlanta last night.
Favorite Islanders-related Photoshop or gif:
Crazy guess at the Penguins lines:
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Chris Kunitz - Dustin Jeffrey - Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi - Max Talbot - Chris Conner
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Eric Godard
Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland
Islanders Projected Lines from Empty Netters:
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - PA Parenteau
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Blake Comeau - Josh Bailey - Jeremy Colliton
Matt Martin - Zenon Konopka - Rob Schremp
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Radek Martinek - Jack Hillen
Bruno Gervais - Dylan Reese