New York Islanders (31-33-11) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (47-22-6)
TV: ROOT, MSG Plus 2
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
The Islanders suck. The Pens have an opportunity to pick up four big points in a home-and-home against them. It's important that they don't overlook this team and let those points slip away.
The last time the Penguins and Islanders played:
Season Series: 4-0-0.
Last meeting that counted: December 10, 2011. Penguins won 6-3.
What we said in our recap:
That awkward moment when the Islanders fans realize their team sucks forever. The Penguins were down 2-0 early in this game. They didn't have Jordan Staal or Sidney Crosby. The D is in shambles as far as injuries. But the Pens turned a 2-0 deficit into a 6-3 win. Part of it was hard work and not panicking. Part of it was a terrible performance by Inigo Montoya, the Isles goalie.
Know Your Enemy: Islanders Hockey Blog.
What they're saying:
Matt Moulson scored his 34th goal of the season at 18:57 of the second period. John Tavares added his 44th assist of the season on Matt Moulson’s goal. It was also Tavares’s 75th point of the season. Mark Streit led Islanders Defensemen in ice time with 26:50. PA Parenteau led Islanders Forwards in ice time with 20:07.
Favorite New York Islanders Image, Photoshop, Gif or Video:
Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Empty Netters:
Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Steve Sullivan
Pascal Dupuis - Sidney Crosby - Tyler Kennedy
Eric Tangradi - Craig Adams - Arron Asham
Zbynek Michalek - Brooks Orpik
Brian Strait - Paul Martin
Simon Despres - Deryk Engelland
The lack of Kris Letang could be bad news if it goes on for a while.
New York Islanders lines from Empty Netters:
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - P.A. Parenteau
Joshua Bailey - Frans Neilsen - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Casey Cizikas - David Ullstrom
Matt Martin - Marty Reasoner - Jay Pandolfo
Mark Streit - Dylan Reese
Travis Hamonic - Andrew MacDonald
Milan Jurcina - Steve Staios