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Game Preview: Pens-Isles

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens travel to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Islanders

TIME: 8 p.m. EST

PLACE: Barclay Center

TV: NBCSN

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Forward Patric Hornqvist will be a game-time decision as he hopes to return from a concussion (missed last 6 games). Per head coach Mike Sullivan: "He looks pretty good so far, so barring any setbacks he'll be in the lineup tonight." … Sullivan wouldn't say which forward would come out of the lineup if Hornqvist returns ... Defenseman Brian Dumoulin will return after being a healthy scratch in the previous game ... The Pens and Isles meet for the 2nd time in less than 2 months at Brooklyn's Barclay Center … Pittsburgh won the previous matchup, 3-2, on Kris Letang's overtime goal … Tonight is the final game at Barclay Center between these 2 team. The Pens are 2-1 all-time in the arena … The Pens have won 4 straight against the Isles … Matt Murray gets the start in net. Thomas Griess will start in goal for the Islanders.

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

*The only absent player from the team's morning skate was forward Phil Kessel. Injured players Patric Hornqvist (concussion), Chris Kunitz (lower-body) and returning Derrick Pouliot (conditioning) all skated.

*The Pens did not take part in line rushes or power-play drills.

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