Originally posted on The Pensblog  |  Last updated 5/7/13
Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Islanders Penguins Lead 2-1 ROOT, NBCSN, MSG Plus, TSN, RDS - 7:00 pm/et Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum - Uniondale, NY Game four is a big game. At the end of the night the series could be 3-1 and the Penguins could have a commanding lead or it could be 2-2 and the Penguins fanbase could become unglued. The Islanders have been a tough opponent. Probably tougher than most expected. In 5-on-5 play, the Penguins have scored seven goals and the Islanders have scored six. That one goal isn't much of an advantage. Defensively, the Penguins have not been good. This looks a lot like the Philadelphia series from last year. The difference has been special teams. In these playoffs, the Penguins penalty kill is working at a 90.9% success rate. In last year's playoffs it was 47.8%. That's a huge difference and it's one of the main reasons that the Pens are up 2-1 instead of crumbling apart. On the other side of the ice, the Is...
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