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Know your enemy: Islanders Hockey Blog
What they are saying about the Islanders:
The New York Islanders fell to the New Jersey Devils in a Martin Luther King Jr day matinee at the Nassau Coliseum. While poor officiating did not help the Islanders case, a slow start and poor play did them in.
Season series: Tied 1-1.
Last meeting: December 29, 2010 - Islanders Won 2-1 [SO]
At least once every season, the Penguins travel to Long Island and play a game that makes you bang your head off a wall. It never fails. Nothing good happens on Long Island. Only good thing that's ever happened there was 66 scoring his 500th goal. Other than that, it sucks. A few years ago, the Pens lost a huge unbeaten streak there. And last night, Crosby's 25-game point-scoring streak was buried in the dark and gloomy arena.
Both Pens/Islanders games this season have gone more than 60 minutes. The Pens won 3-2 in overtime in October.
No Crosby, no Malkin again. Malkin will miss the All-Star Game along with Crosby.
Matt Cooke will be in the line-up. He missed the morning skate with a "family issue."
Don't count on Evgeni Nabokov showing up to play for the Islanders.
He's been suspended by the team.
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Penguins Projected Lines:
Chris Kunitz - Dustin Jeffrey - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Max Talbot - Chris Conner
Craig Adams - Mark Letestu - Arron Asham
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 - Rob Schremp - Josh Bailey
Matt Martin - Zenon Konopka - Jeremy Colliton
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Radek Martinek - Jack Hillen
Dylan Reese - Bruno Gervais