This will the be fifth and final contest between the division rivals. The Islanders (46-28-6) have taken three of the four previous games against the Penguins. Goaltender Jaroslav Halak -- the announced starter for tonight -- has started three times against Pittsburgh and is 2-1 in those games.
Cal Clutterbuck will return to the Islanders lineup after missing their previous game. The rest of the lineup will remain the same. The Penguins will be using five defenseman against the Islanders and Marc-Andre Fleury will likely get the start.
The Penguins (42-26-12) have a lot on the line. Pittsburgh could clinch a playoff spot with a regulation win tonight over the Islanders and move back into a position of having a chance to finish the season in the top three in the Metropolitan Division. A win on the Islanders end would guarantee that the they would finish the regular season no lower than third in the division.
Below are the possible lines for tonight's game:
#Isles likely lines tonight: 86-91-18, 27-12-21, 40-29-15, 36-53-26. McDonald sits with Clutterbuck back.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) April 10, 2015