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by Staff Writer / Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins return to Mellon Arena at 7:30 p.m. Friday to take on the New York Islanders.

And, if the last three meetings are any indication, fans in attendance will get to watch some extra hockey. The Penguins and Islanders have met four times this season. The last three meetings have all gone to a shootout.

Pittsburgh hopes the trend changes somewhat as the Islanders have won the last three contests in a shootout after the Penguins posted a 5-1 win in the first meeting this season.

The Penguins (17-40-12) are 3-3 in their last six games. They return home for three games beginning with Friday’s contest. They welcome Montreal to Mellon Arena on Sunday and Florida pays a visit on Wednesday.

The Penguins had played three of their last four games on the road.

The Islanders (32-32-4) are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

FSN Pittsburgh will televise the contest at 7:30 p.m., while 3WS (94.5 FM) will start its radio broadcast with a pregame show at 7 p.m. The broadcast may be found live through streaming audio on as well. Tune in for Penguins Hotline following every game on 3WS and the Penguins Radio Network. Join in the conversation with host Bob Grove by calling the Penn Telecom toll-free line at 1-866-922-2874.

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