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Eastern Conference QF Game 1 Preview: Islanders at Penguins

by Travis Betts / New York Islanders



They Said It...
We've waited a long time for this. It's frustrating not having been in the playoffs for a long time. We're hungry, we're excited, we're anxious. No one's really giving us much of a chance and I think we can use that our advantage.Islanders forward Matt Martin
Game 1

7:30 p.m.
CONSOL Energy Center
Pittsburgh, PA

Television: MSG+ & NBC Sports
MSG+ Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring
NBC Sports Play-by-play: Kenny Albert; Color: Pierre McGuire

Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM
Play-by-play: Chris King

Series Schedule (Tied 0-0)
Game 1: 5/1 @ PIT - 7:30 p.m.
Game 2: 5/3 @ PIT - 7:00 p.m.
Game 3: 5/5 @ NYI - 12:00 p.m.
Game 4: 5/7 @ NYI - 7:00 p.m.
*Game 5: 5/9 @ PIT - 7:00 p.m.
*Game 6: 5/11 @ NYI – TBD
*Game 7: 5/12 @ PIT – TBD
*If necessary



ISLANDERS
Tavares (47), Moulson (44), Boyes (35)
Tavares (28), Grabner (16), Moulson (15)
Moulson (29), Boyes (25), Nielsen (23)
Tavares (9), Moulson (8), Streit (3)
Grabner (1), Nielsen (1)
Tavares (5), Grabner (3), 12 tied (1)
Martin (63), Carkner (46), Okposo (38)
Tavares (162), Moulson (154), Grabner (108)
Visnovsky (+12), Hickey (+9), Bailey (+7)
 

Points
Goals
Assists
PP goals
SH goals
GW goals
Penalty minutes
Shots
Plus/Minus
PENGUINS
Crosby (56), Kunitz (52), 2 tied (38)
Kunitz (22), Neal (21), Dupuis (20)
Crosby (41), Letang (33), Kunitz (30)
Kunitz (9), Neal (9), Iginla (6)
Dupuis (1), Adams (1)
Neal (6), Kunitz (5), Sutter (5)
Glass (62), Engelland (54), Kunitz (39)
Dupuis (140), Neal (136), Iginla (134)
Dupuis (+31), Kunitz (+30), Crosby (+26)
 
E. Nabokov (41)
E. Nabokov (2475)
E. Nabokov (23)
E. Nabokov (3)
E. Nabokov (2.50)
E. Nabokov (.910)
Goaltenders
Games played
Minutes
Wins
Shutouts
GAA
Sv. %
 
M. Fleury (33)
M. Fleury (1858)
M. Fleury (23)
T. Vokoun (3)
M. Fleury (2.39)
T. Vokoun (.919)

Jan. 29, 2013: Casey Cizikas celebrates after scoring his first career NHL goal at 16:01 of the first period at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The Islanders went on to win 4-1 (Click image for full photo gallery).

1975 Quarter-Finals
Islanders won series 4-3

1982 Patrick Division Semi-Finals
Islanders won series 3-2

1993 Patrick Division Final
Islanders won series 4-3

FULL POSTSEASON HISTORY

Jan. 29: NYI 4 @ PIT 1
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Feb. 5: PIT 4 @ NYI 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 10: NYI 1 @ PIT 6
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 22: PIT 4 @ NYI 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS

Mar. 30: NYI 0 @ PIT 2
RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS


New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
36 Eric Boulton - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
7 Matt Carkner - 14 Thomas Hickey
2 Mark Streit - 37 Brian Strait

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Pittsburgh Penguins previous game lines
Forwards
18 James Neal - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 14 Chris Kunitz
36 Jussi Jokinen - 12 Jarome Iginla - 9 Pascal Dupuis
24 Matt Cooke - 16 Brandon Sutter - 10 Brenden Morrow
15 Tanner Glass - 48 Tyler Kennedy - 27 Craig Adams

Defensemen
7 Paul Martin - 47 Simon Despres
4 Mark Eaton - 58 Kris Letang
2 Matt Niskanen - 3 Douglas Murray

Goaltenders
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
92 Tomas Vokoun
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