New York Islanders (12-7-3, 27 pts) at Pittsburgh Penguins (10-8-4, 24 pts)
The Pens and Isles are teams going in different directions, and it's starting to show in the standings. The Pens have lost three straight (2 on OT), while the Isles have won 4 straight and 6 of 8. They have 13 out of 16 possible points in their last 8 games.
The story for the Isles is still DiPietro. He has been stopping everything that is thrown at him recently, including last Wednesday against the Penguins.
The Isles will be without Alexi Yashin, while Sidney Crosby will return for the Penguins. This is huge for the Pens, who have only managed 5 goals in the three games that Sidney has missed.
I'm looking for a nice home victory tonight with Army finally breaking through for a much needed goal on a nice setup from Sid.
Let's Go Pens!