Islanders vs. Penguins

November 27, 2009

Sidney Crosby leads Pittsburgh into the Coliseum

 @ Nassau Coliseum:  Long Island, New York


New York Islanders (9-9-7, 25 pts)


Pittsburgh Penguins (17-8-0, 34 pts)

Game time:  2pm

News and Notes:  The Penguins are on a four-game winning streak, and have been on fire since Malkin returned from a shoulder injury.  Malkin returned Nov. 14 and combined with Crosby for a goal and five assists in a 6-5 overtime victory over Boston. Crosby has three goals and six assists in his last seven games — six with Malkin in the lineup.  With their league-leading 17th victory on Wednesday night, the Penguins matched a franchise record for most wins in their first 25 games.The only other seasons they won 17 of their first 25 were 1995-96 (17-5-3) and 1994-95 (17-6-2), when there were tie games.  Dwayne Roloson will be in net for the Islanders for the first time since Monday’s brilliant 58-save performance in Toronto. Roloson is 4-0-2 with a 2.26 GAA at home this season.  Recent matchups with the Penguins have been a problem for the Islanders. The Penguins are 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings, including a 4-3 shootout victory at Nassau Coliseum on Oct. 3.

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