Pittsburgh Penguins Gameday 36 – New York Islanders

New York Islanders (16-15-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (27-8-0)

ROOT, MSG PLUS – 1:00 pm/et

Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won approximately 304 games in a row. The New York Islanders are fighting for the final playoff spot in the East. Likely no Iginla today.

Update: Iginla is in.

 

Season Series:3-1-0

Last meeting that counted: March 22, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.

What we said in our recap:

There was excitment when the Pens traded for and signed Tomas Vokoun in the offseason. That excitement shifted to excrement after some less-than-solid performances from Vokoun in the early part of the season.

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But against the Islanders, in this game, Vokoun showed what he can do.

He kept the Penguins afloat during a really rough patch in the first period. Getting out of the first only down 1-0 was huge because the Pens played like Amanda Bynes.

Know Your Enemy: Lighthouse Hockey

What they're saying:

Today the Islanders face the steamrolling Pittsburgh Penguins at 1 p.m. in an attempt to end the Pens' 14-game win streak and boost their own playoff aspirations which have them just outside of eighth (and tied on points) heading into tonight.

Pittsburgh Penguins Lines:

Kunitz – Crosby – Dupuis
Morrow – Malkin – Neal
Cooke – Sutter – Kennedy
Glass- Vitale – Adams

Orpik – Martin
Despres – Eaton
Murray – Niskanen

Fleury

New York Islanders Lines:

Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner- Aucoin – McDonald
Martin –  Cizikas – Boulton

Hickey - Visnovsky
MacDonald – Harmonic
Streit – Carkner
 
Nabokov

Lines via Daily Faceoff.

"I'd like to visit that Long Island place … if only it were real."

Do It.

Go Pens.

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