Sunday, February 18, 2007

Game #59 - at New York Islanders

Pittsburgh Penguins (32-17-9, 73 pts) at New York Islanders (28-23-8, 64 pts)

It's highly unusual for a team to play two games inside the space of 24 hours, but that's exactly what the Pens are up against at 1:00 Monday afternoon.

Marc-Andre Fleury will return to the crease and try to keep the Pens streak of points in 16 straight games alive.

Since the Isles loss at the Igloo on January 16th, they've earned points in 11 out of 13 games. The only two games they lost in regulation were a pair of 2-0 shutouts at the hands of the New Jersey Devils. At home during the streak, the Isles are 3-1-1.

Their power play has been sputtering badly, with only three goals in those 13 games. Their PK has been poor of late as well, allowing at least one goal in four straight games.

Islanders blog - check out The View From Section 317 for a good Islanders blog written by a season ticket holder.

I'm looking for a gutsy performance from the Pens. This will be testing their endurance, and the level of fuel left in the tank will dictate how well they do.

Let's Go Pens!


will said...

I think having Fleury back in net will spark a good game for the Pens. Crosby shuts up all the critics and has a 5 point game!

Pat said...

Wouldn't that be nice! Let's hope it happens.

Gary Harding said...

Hey - thanks for the mention - I gave the props back - nice site.

Sorry about yesterday, we needed the points more....

Keep up the good work - and from a Long Islander - we want to come to see hockey in Pittsburgh forever. Keeping the fingers crossed...

Patrick Hickey Jr. said...

Wassap man, nice site! My name is Patrick Hickey Jr. and I run an Isles blog site, called check it out, if ya want I'll post a link to your site and you can do the same for me. Very good insight dude, keep it up!

BTW, can the Isles steal Ryan Malone? If he plays that good against us, imagine how great he'd play for us. Not interested huh? I figured lol