TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Scouting the Islanders

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
 

Penguins vs. Islanders

Today: Game 21 * Nassau Coliseum * 7 p.m.

TV/radio: FSN/WXDX (105.9 FM)

Last game: Lost, 3-1, against the Vancouver Canucks at Mellon Arena on Saturday

Season series: 2nd meeting; Penguins lead season series, 1-0. Last game: Penguins 4, Islanders 3 (SO) on Nov. 8 at New York.

About the Penguins (12-5-3, 27 pts): Tied with 1995-96 squad for third-best start in franchise history. ... With a victory will clinch winning record at Nassau Coliseum for only 12th time and just the third time since 2000-01. ... Injuries: G Marc-Andre Fleury (out, undisclosed injury), D Sergei Gonchar (out, left shoulder), D Ryan Whitney (out, left foot).

Streak: Lost 2

Player to watch: G Dany Sabourin - Has allowed two or fewer goals in five of six starts..

About the Islanders (9-10-2, 20 pts): D Mark Streit, who left Montreal in the offseason with a reputation as a mere offensive defenseman, have averaged 25:33 of ice time this season. ... Injuries: G Rick DiPietro (out, left knee), C Frans Nielsen (out, ankle), RW Kyle Okposo (out, hand/wrist), C Mike Comrie (TBD, hip), C Nate Thompson (out, groin), D Freddy Meyer (out, sports hernia), C Mike Sillinger (out, hip).

Player to watch: C Josh Bailey - Can play only two more games without this season counting as first on his entry-level contract.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Hollidaysburg native Lafferty relishing his chance with Penguins
  2. Recchi rejoins Pens, this time as a coach
  3. Q&A: New coach Johnston feeling at home with Penguins
  4. Stockpiling talented forwards becomes a priority for Penguins
  5. Penguins notebook: Kapanen shines in scrimmage
  6. Penguins sign Despres to 2-year deal
  7. New Penguins coach Johnston understands pressures of NHL job
  8. Penguins sign controversial Downie to bring an edge to squad
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.