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.
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.
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
Orpik – Martin
New York Islanders Lines:
Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Hickey - Visnovsky
Lines via Daily Faceoff.
"I'd like to visit that Long Island place … if only it were real."