Gameday 5 – Islanders


7:00 PM
CONSOL Energy Center
Know the Enemy:

The Pens still haven't won a game in the House that Mario Built and everyone is getting a little restless.

Blue jerseys used to be seen as a curse.
Now the CONSOL itself is developing that repution.

Will they cancel each other out?

Mark Eaton returns to Pittsburgh tonight.

Stand for the man.

Even though the Islanders changed their logo back a while ago, for some reason we can't look at them without seeing this:

The Islanders were the Penguins' last regular season opponent in the Igloo.
Maybe the Pens can channel some of the spirit that was with them that night:



Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi – Mike ComrieEvgeni Malkin
Matt Cooke – Max Talbot – Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp – Craig Adams/Mark Letestu – Eric Godard

Paul Martin – Kris Letang
Alex Goligoski – Ben Lovejoy
Andre Hutchinson – Deryk Engelland

Brent Johnson

The Islanders lines, from Empty Netters:

Blake Comeau – Josh Bailey – P.A. Parenteau
Nino Niederreiter – Doug Weight – Michael Grabner
Matt MoulsonFrans Nielsen – Trent Hunter
Trevor GilliesZenon Konopka – Jon Sim

Radek Martinek – Mark Eaton
Milan Jurcina – Mike Mottau
Andrew MacDonald – Jack Hillen

Rick DiPietro

Like the Penguins, the Islanders have a lot of injuries.
They're missing John Tavares, Nathan Lawson, Rob Schremp, Kyle Okposo and Mark Streit.
Somehow Rick DiPietro remains healthy.

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