Let's Try This Again, Shall We? GAMEDAY: Isles @ Penguins
After being shutout by the Penguins on Tuesday night in a brutal loss, the Islanders travel to Pittsburgh to tie up the home and home. Putting Tuesday night's loss far behind them, the Islanders seem to have some good news as defenseman Milan Jurcina could to be ready to go for tonight's game.
Although Jack Capuano has yet to announce tonight's starting goaltender, it is irrelevant if the Islanders' offense cannot do their job. The Penguins are too good of a team for the Isles to rely only on their goaltender to get them the win. Offense will most definitely be key in this matchup. But let's not forget the defense; The Penguins that faced the Islanders on Tuesday night skated circles around the Islanders defense, leading to most of their goals.
Marc-Andre Fleury, who shutout the Isles on Tuesday night, seems to be starting in goal for the Pens. Altough they still are without Sidney Crosby, the Pens were able to finally play Evgeni Malkin who made an immediate impact on Tuesday.
Confidence will surely be a factor for not only tonight's game, but for the next few games to come. A win would be a huge boost for this young Islanders team.
Check back after the game tonight for Brian Bock's postgame recap!
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