Posted March 22, 2013 on AP on Fox

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Evgeni Malkin of the Pittsburgh Penguins waits to face off against the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda Center on November 5, 2010 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Penguins are again without star forward Evgeni Malkin and top defenseman Kris Letang as they visit the New York Islanders and try to stretch their winning streak to 11 games. Malkin is sidelined Friday night because of an upper body injury, while Letang is dealing with a lower body problem. Malkin, who earlier in the week eyed the matchup with the Islanders as a possible return date, sat out for a seventh straight time. Letang missed his second game and is considered to be day to day. However, the Penguins haven't missed a beat without them. Pittsburgh is the first NHL team to record at least a 10-game winning streak in three consecutive seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
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