Just one week ago, the Penguins were still in the middle of a winning streak and played the Islanders with what seems like a completely different team. Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray were not yet Penguins and Beau Bennett was still on the team.
Today, the Penguins look for a franchise-record 12th straight home victory and the 15th in a row against a New York Islanders who is looking to make the playoffs. Today’s game marks the fifth and final meeting between the two clubs. This could be a possible first-round playoff preview.
“I’ve played my entire career on the left wing I’m very happy to try it and think I can do it, but whatever coach thinks.”
NEWS AND NOTES
Today’s game marks Jarome Iginla’s first game in the NHL without a Calgary jersey. He’ll skate on a line with James Neal and Evgeni Malkin.
Paul Martin will not play until May with a broken bone.
Last 10 games: New York 6-4-0; Pittsburgh 10-0-0
New York is one of the few teams to win in CONSOL Energy Center this season with a 4-1 on January 29.
The Islanders are on their first three-game win streak of the season, and one game over .500 at 16-15-3.
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