at (35-13-2) (21-24-7)Nassau Coliseum -- Uniondale, NYTV: MSG+2 Radio: 88.7, 103.9 FM
[sny-box]The Least You Should Know About the Penguins... Pittsburgh is 6-1-1 in 2014... Sidney Crosby leads John Tavares in the NHL scoring race by 7 points, 69 to 62... Defender Matt Niskanen leads the NHL in +/- with +26... The Penguins are playing on the second night of a back-to-back, having beaten Montreal 5-1 in Pittsburgh last night...[/sny-box]
It's a national TV night on Long Island, with the Penguins and Islanders facing off at the special time of 7:30pm, giving everyone an extra half hour leeway to get home from work. Tonight's game is on NBC Sports Network, so check your guide channel to figure out where exactly that's located. The last couple of years Isles/Penguins has been very entertaining, so hopefully tonight is no different.
Pittsburgh is on the second night of back-to-back games, so they'll be starting backup netminder Jeff Zatkoff. This will be Zatkoff's third game against the Islanders this year, as he has played all but one of the team's four matchups. All three games he has started against the Islanders have been a part of a back-to-back scenario.
The Islanders are coming off a day off and a win. A quick prayer to Bossy and they'll be ready to go tonight with the same lineup as Tuesday night. Kevin Poulin will be in between the pipes.[sny-box]
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