Monday, February 25, 2008

Game #64 - at New York Islanders

Pittsburgh Penguins (35-21-7, 77 pts) at New York Islanders (30-26-7, 67 pts)

Will Christensen still be on the team when the game starts? I sure hope so!

How would you look if YOU just got hit in the junk with the puck?

The Pens have an important game with the Isles on Long Island, but will all of the same guys still be with the team? The Pens need the two points, especially considering that they're still three game under .500 against divisional opponents.

Will the Isles still look the same? Will they be buyers or sellers tomorrow? They're sitting one point out of the 8th and final playoff spot. Do they think they're good enough to sacrifice some young talent and make the playoffs?

The Pens currently have three goaltenders, and you'd have to think Fleury will get the start either against the Isles or on Thursday against Boston.

As for the game itself, the Pens need to focus on getting two points out of a game instead of one. It's not even relevant to their chances if they do it in regulation or overtime.

The Isles had won six straight before they lost in New Jersey. During the past eight games, the Isles have managed exactly five power play goals. FOUR of them were in the same game! How's that for consistency?

The Isles always seem to be tough on the Pens. Let's hope that doesn't continue tomorrow.

Let's Go Pens!

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