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Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders [Game 42]

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Now with more Alan Quine flavour.

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-AT-
7:00 PM EST
Radio Network Arena Network Radio
105.9 FM WXDX ATTP Barclay's Center MSG+ 88.7 FM WRHU
League Value Metric Value League
23rd 51.2% Points Percentage 53.7% 21st
1st 25.00% Net Power Play Percentage 15.33% 18th
11th 85.03% Net Penalty Kill Percentage 76.38% 29th
2nd 110.03% Combined Special Teams Percentage 91.71% 28th
22nd 2.76 Goals for per Game (All Situations) 3.44 3rd
24th 3.17 Goals against per Game (All Situations) 3.66 31st
16th .02 Penalty +/- per Game (All Situations) .24 11th
13th 51.11% Shot Attempt Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 48.47% 20th
17th 49.44% Scoring Chance Percentage (5V5 Score Adjusted) 46.78% 26th
31st 95.46% P.D.O. (5V5) 100.74% 11th
31st 5.13% Shooting Percentage (5V5) 9.34% 2nd
31st 90.33% Save Percentage (5V5) 91.41% 28th
Data from Hockey-Reference.com and Natural Stat Trick
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The New York Islanders are back on home ice having traveled home from Philadelphia after a six to four loss last to the Philadelphia Flyers last night. They'll take on the Pittsburgh Penguins who were shut out in Raleigh by the Carolina Hurricanes last night, losing by a final score of four to nothing. Both teams will get a chance to break out of their slumps - only one will do so.

A loss in regulation to the Penguins would result in the Penguins jumping the Islanders in the standings and see the Islanders fall to seventh in the division and lose ground in the wild card standings. It's still early, but this is yet another important game to start the 2018 calendar year. They're going to need to find a way to start winning these games if they stand any chance at making the playoffs.

Tanner Fritz took a bad high sticking penalty last game which lead to a four minute double-minor last night. He also had the game-worst possession numbers and clearly found himself in the doghouse. He's out tonight as Alan Quine returns to the lineup. The defense will remain the same with Sebastian Aho being the lone healthy scratch.

Jaroslav Halak is back in net for tonight's contest. He'll square off against Tristan Jarry for Pittsburgh. Jarry left his last game with an undisclosed injury - the Islanders should try to test him as early and often as possible.

Tonight's contest will be on MSG+ (AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh for the masochists among us). Puck drop will be at 7:05 P.M. E.S.T.

Pittsburgh Penguins Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Dominik Simon Sidney Crosby Conor Sheary
Patric Hornqvist Evgeni Malkin Phil Kessel
Carl Hagelin Jake Guentzel Daniel Sprong
Tom Kuhnhackl Riley Sheahan Ryan Reaves
Left Defence Right Defense
Matt Hunwick Kris Letang
Ian Cole Justin Schultz
Olli Maatta Jamie Oleksiak
Goalies
Tristan Jarry
Matt Murray

New York Islanders Lineup

Left Wing Center Right Wing
Anders Lee John Tavares Josh Bailey
Andrew Ladd Mathew Barzal Jordan Eberle
Shane Prince Brock Nelson Alan Quine
Jason Chimera Casey Cizikas Cal Clutterbuck
Left Defence Right Defense
Nick Leddy Dennis Seidenberg
Thomas Hickey Scott Mayfield
Adam Pelech Ryan Pulock
Goalies
Jaroslav Halak
Thomas Greiss