Friday, February 11, 2011

Penguins Game Day 57 - @ New York Islanders

New York Islanders 

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

What a win last night. DJ was hurt and so was half of the other team. After DJ went out there were 11 forwards on the ice at any given time for the Penguins and six of them were AHL call-ups. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't flashy, but it got the job done and got a huge two points. What a win.

Marc-Andre Fleury has just been unreal. Might be the best goaltender in the league. If he isn't in the top three in your mind then you haven't watched hockey this season.


Tangradi got the call up. Hopefully nobody else gets hurt tonight.

This is the start of a huge four game road swing which the Penguins will face the Islanders, Rangers, Avalanche and Blackhawks. Hopefully the team starts to get healthy, but with the way things are going that seems to be a lot to ask for.

Previous games against the Islanders:

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

December 29 - New York 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)

January 25 - Pittsburgh 1, New York 0

February 2 - Pittsburgh 3, New York 0

The Penguins probables:

Tyler Kennedy - Jordan Staal - Pascal Dupuis
Mike Rupp - Maxime Talbot - Chris Conner
Brett Sterling - Joe Vitale - Nick Johnson
Ryan Craig - Craig Adams - Eric Godard/Eric Tangradi

Brooks Orpik - Kris Letang
Paul Martin - Zbynek Michalek
Alex Goligoski - Deryk Engelland

Brent Johnson

For the Islanders

Matt Moulson - John Tavares - PA Parenteau
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Rob Schremp - Josh Bailey - Jesse Joensuu
Matt Martin - Zenon Konopka - Trevor Gillies

Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Jack Hillen - Milan Jurcina
Bruno Gervais - Radek Martinek

Al Montoya

The Stats:

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