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Game Preview: Pens-Isles

by Sam Kasan @PensInsideScoop / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pens host division rival NY Islanders at home for the tail end of back-to-back games. 

MATCH: Penguins vs. Islanders

TIME: 7 p.m. EST

PLACE: PPG Paints Arena

TV: ROOTS Sports

RADIO: 105.9 FM, the X

WHAT TO WATCH FOR:

Pittsburgh is unbeaten in its last 4 games (3-0-1) and is 8-1-2 in its past 11 … Nick Bonino has 7 goals in his last 9 games and 9 points (7G-2A) in his past 11 … Marc-Andre Fleury is 12-3-3 since Dec. 1 and 28-5-2 in his last 35 home games … Pittsburgh injuries: Trevor Daley (knee), Jake Guentzel (concussion), Carl Hagelin (lower-body), Ron Hainsey (upper-body), Kris Letang (upper-body), Olli Maatta (hand), Evgeni Malkin (upper-body), Bryan Rust (upper-body), Tom Sestito (upper-body) … The Islanders are 17-9-4 since Doug Weight took over as head coach on Jan. 17 … New York is 2 points out of a playoff spot ... John Tavares leads the Isles in goals (27) and points (61). He is 2 assists shy of career No. 300 … Josh Bailey has career highs in assists (37) and points (49). He is 1 point shy of career No. 300 … Rookie Josh Ho-Sang has 7 points (3G-4A) in 11 NHL games … Goalie Thomas Greiss has new career highs in wins (25) and games started (45) … New York injuries: Johnny Boychuck (lower-body), Shane Prince (lower-body), Ryan Strome (upper-body).

MORNING SKATE REPORT:

Due to playing in back-to-back games the Pens did not hold a morning skate. 

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