Gameday 39 – Islanders

7:00 PM


Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Know Your Enemy: Islanders Hockey Blog

Tonight the Islanders were defeated by a final score of 7-2 by the New York Rangers, which will place them with only 24 points in the standings. You can't say Dwayne Roloson didn't play well tonight. He gave the Islanders a chance to win, especially in the second period after he faced multiple shots while the Isles spent way too much time in their own zone. That's a problem, and they need to generate more offensive chances to keep themselfs in the game.

Last meeting with the Pens: October 15, Pens 3-2 [OT]. [Recap] We said:

It still doesn't dull the pain that the Penguins barely beat an Islanders team that dressed a minor-league hockey team. And it doesn't dull the pain that the hooking call in overtime was trash. This is where we are, though. This is the best part of the season: Embracing the fact that the team completely sucks right now. Feed off the hate; embrace it. We say this having faith that the Pens will get it together somewhere around Feburary. If they don't, we'll just make fun of the Pens arena announcer and David Morehouse.

Season series: Pens lead 1-0.
Pens Notes:
Mike Comrie has had hip surgery and will miss three-to-four months.
Some additional tickets to the alumni game have been released.
Islanders Notes:
The team is 4-2 in their last six games after losing the previous six straight.

Favorite Islanders-Related Photoshop or Gif:

Pens' lines:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke – Evgeni Malkin – Max Talbot
Chris Conner – Mark Letestu – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams – Arron Asham

Brooks Orpik – Kris Letang
Paul Martin – Zbynek Michalek
Alex GoligoskiBen Lovejoy

Marc-Andre Fleury


Islanders lines from Empty Netters:

Matt Moulson – John Tavares – P.A. Parenteau
Blake Comeau – Rob Schremp – Jon Sim
Michael GrabnerFrans Nielsen – Josh Bailey
Matt Martin – Zenon Konopka – Trevor Gillies
Andrew MacDonald – Travis Hamonic
Mark Eaton – Milan Jurcina
Jack Hillen – Bruno Gervais
Rick DiPietro

It would be really, really easy to overlook this game.
The Winter Classic is rapidly approaching.  The Islanders sit at the bottom of the Atlantic division and they're 14th in the East.
But two points are two points and Sid has a scoring streak to extend.
The Pens need to take no prisoners.
Burn the building down.
Do It.
Go Pens.