New York Islanders
The Penguins are coming back after having a few days off after a tough loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday. They blew a 4-1 lead and played a pretty bad third period after starting the game on fire. The defense was bad, the offense went to conservative and MAF was not all that solid in the loss. That being said, it was only one game. If one game defined a season every team will be talked about a lot differently.
This is the fourth time these teams will meet, second time at the Mellon. The Penguins have won two of the match ups with the Penguins winning the first 4-3 in a shootout on October 3 and blowing a lead November 27 in a 3-2 loss before Bing going sick nasty in a 6-4 win on January 19.
Here are the lines thanks to the Penguins web site:
Speaking of MAF here are some shots of his new lid that Seth from empty netters was able to get his hands on. Looks pretty tight:
Here are the team comparisons: