GAME DAY REPORT
Celina Pompeani and Sam Kasan discuss tonight's game between the Penguins and the Islanders. --Michelle Crechiolo
GAME DAY VIDEOS Sidney Crosby Blake Comeau Patric Hornqvist Brandon Sutter --Michelle Crechiolo
ISLES TAKE THE ICE
Happy happy joy joy
Nick Leddy rocking the beard
Matt Martin goes down on one knee for a shot
Random fact: Anders Lee went to Notre Dame
Frans Nielsen is one of the best two-way centers in the game
The team confirmed that Jaroslav Halak will play tomorrow in front of the home crowd as Chad Johnson was first goalie off the ice after the Isles morning skate
Line 'em up
I'm going to go ahead and admit I don't know who this is--Michelle Crechiolo and Joey Sykes
--Michelle Crechiolo and Joey Sykes
Goc fires one into the open net.
Sid hopes to bring this intensity tonight against the Islanders.
Ehrhoff watches the puck sail as he follows through.
Spaling is just one participant in "Movember" this year.
Hornqvist and Kunitz share a laugh at morning skate.
Downie seems a little confused.
Flower and Bortz.
Geno stretches. -- Joey Sykes
MORNING SKATE INFO
No changes from the Pens' morning skate. Same look as in Montreal. Here was the workflow...
DIGITAL PREVIEW--Sam Kasan
SCOUTING THE ISLES --Sam Kasan
START ME UP
Good morning hockey fans. Tonight the Pens will host Metro Division rival New York Islanders at CONSOL Energy Center. Pittsburgh looks to win its 11th game out of the last 12 and 4th straight. Here are some game notes to get you ready for the action...
- The Penguins begin a home-and-home series with the New York Islanders (TV: ROOT SPORTS; Radio: 105.9 the X) at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins have won a season-high four straight games at home entering tonight.
- Pittsburgh has won three straight games overall and 10 of its last 11 games entering tonight.
- Pittsburgh’s record against the Islanders at CONSOL Energy Center is 9-3.
- Tonight the Penguins begin their third set of back-to-back games. Last weekend the Penguins swept a back-to-back situation by beating the Maple Leafs, 2-1, and the Rangers, 3-2 in a shootout. Pittsburgh is 1-1 in the front end of back-to-backs; and 1-0-1 the second game.
Stick tap: Pens PR
We'll start the day with a pretty sweet cover of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" by Lorde. --Sam Kasan