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.
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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!