Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Penguins Game Day 39 - @ New York Islanders

New York Islanders

7:00 p.m., CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

7:00 p.m., Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY

HUGE mistake on my part. Thought the game was at CONSOL. Obviously not. Whatev.

Big win and another dominating performance from Bing last night. He now has 32 goals in 37 games. I know 50 in 50 is probably not going to happen but there hasn't been anyone remotely close to that in a long time. A couple of hatty's and this can become reality.

The Islanders were thought to be a lot better team this year. Not so much. John Tavares is the real deal but he only has 21 points (10+11) while Bing has 32 goals. Man.

Looks like Brent Johnson is going to be backing up MAF tonight. John Curry was sent down. Interesting to have MAF go on back-to-back nights but who cares. He has been lights out for a long time now and with the Flyers playing as well as they have been we need every point, plus the Penguins don't play again until the Winter Classic on Saturday (or possibly Sunday).

What a goal by Mark Letestu last night. Holy hell.

Previously this season:

October 15: Pittsburgh 3, New York 2 (OT)

The Penguins probables:

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Pascal Dupuis
Matt Cooke - Maxime Talbot - Evgeni Malkin
Chris Conner - Mark Letestu - Tyler Kennedy
Mike Rupp - Craig Adams - Arron Asham

Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Ben Lovejoy

Marc-Andre Fleury

For the Islanders:

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - P.A. Parenteau
Blake Comeau - Rob Schremp - Jon Sim
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Josh Bailey
Matt Martin - Zenon Konopka - Trevor Gillies

Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Mark Eaton - James Wisniewski
Jack Hillen - Milan Jurcina

Rick DiPietro

The Stats:

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