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Morning Skate Updates: Isles-Pens Gm 2

News, notes and quotes ahead of Game 2 between the Islanders and Penguins

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins play Game 2 on Friday at NYCB Live - Nassau Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. Buy tickets. Watch on MSG+, MSG GO, NBCSN, CBC, TVA2 or NHL.TV. Listen live on 88.7FM WRHU, 103.9FM LI News or online at Read the game preview. Check the game notes.


Anthony Beauvillier is "probable" to play in Game 2 after taking a maintenance day on Thursday. Beauvillier took the Islanders optional morning skate and said he feels good to go.

Robin Lehner is the likely starter as Thomas Greiss was the lone goalie at the team's optional session, which largely featured the Game 1 extras.

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Anthony Beauvillier on the Coliseum playoff atmosphere: 

"Just playing soccer before the game you could see all seats in orange. It's a different atmosphere in the building. It was crazy, almost like, I wouldn't say a jungle, but it was pretty loud. I had goosebumps during the national anthem."

Jordan Eberle on staying even keeled in the playoffs:

"The biggest thing individually and as a team is to stay level and realize the situation. Obviously the situation tonight is we have a chance to take an opportunity and the biggest thing is we have to play the way we know we can. We have home ice for a reason and we have to be ready."

Head Coach Barry Trotz on if momentum can be carried game to game in the playoffs:

"Zero. Zero point zero. If there's anything less than zero, than that. Every game is its own entity. Once it's over, don't look back, you have to look forward. It's another game 1."


The playoff Fan Fest, presented by Northwell Health, starts at 4:00 p.m. with activities set up for fans of all ages. As a reminder, doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the game starts at 7:30 p.m.

Click here for a full rundown of fan fest events.


Tweet from @NYIslanders: #StanleyCup Confidential | Game 2@leeberr09 is looking forward to seeing all of you again tonight, #Isles fans!


The Penguins are likely to go back to their same lineup from Game 1, per the team's official website. Like the Isles, the Penguins held a sparsely attended morning skate. 


Jake Guentzel - Sidney Crosby - Bryan Rust 
Jared McCann - Evgeni Malkin - Patric Hornist
Dominik Simon - Nick Bjugstad - Phil Kessel
Zach Aston-Reese - Matt Cullen - Garrett Wilson

Brian Dumoulin - Kris Letang
Olli Maatta - Justin Schultz
Marcus Pettersson - Erik Gudbranson

Matt Murray

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