New York Islanders (11-11-3) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
Back-to-back games for both the Pens and the Isles. The Islanders won 5-2 against the Capitals yesterday. No word on Malkin yet.
Season Series: 1-1-0
Last meeting that counted: February 5, 2013. Penguins won 4-2.
What we said in our recap:
Remember when the Isles walked into the CONSOLl last week and drubbed the Pens? Neither do we. The Pens snuck out of the ****-hole that is Long Island Tuesday night with a 4-2 win. All of a sudden, the Pens have won four straight.
Goals from Neal, Depres, and Suttertron led the way. Dupes sealed it with an empty-netter.
Know Your Enemy: Lighthouse Hockey
What they're saying:
More to come for tonight's game later. The Isles are 11-11-3 for 25 points, a standings tie for ninth in the East, one point back of eighth. With 34 points, the Penguins are two points back of Montreal for the top spot in the East. After tonight the Isles don't play until Thursday in Tampa Bay, so the standings will be making ground on them in the interim.
Pittsburgh Penguins Lines:
Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis
Bennett - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Sutter - Kennedy
Glass- Jeffrey - Adams
Orpik - Martin
Niskanen - Letang
Eaton - Engelland
New York Islanders Lines:
Moulson - Tavares - Boyes
Bailey - Nielsen - Okposo
Grabner - Reasoner - Ullstrom
Martin - Cizikas - McDonald
MacDonald - Harmonic
Hickey - Visnovsky
Martinek - Streit
Lines via Daily Faceoff. Guessing on the goalies due to back-to-back games.
"I'd like to visit that Long Island place ... if only it were real."