Game 21: Pens @ Islanders (7:08-FSN/WXDX)
Tonight the Pittsburgh Penguins battle the New York Islanders. Say what you want about the Islanders being in the middle of a rebuilding process, With veteran Doug Weight leading the charge, this Islanders team is smoking right now going 7-3-1 in their last 11 games. Even with all the injuries they are dealing with including all-star goalie Rick Depietro on the shelf.
The Islanders got a sweet win the other night against the Montreal Canadiens. I don't know if you heard about the impressive goal Guerin got to tie the game up, but it will be talked about for a long time. Serves the Habs fans right for stuffing the Ballot box to get their entire underachieving roster into the all-star game.
I got these Line Combo's from yahoo:
First Line: Sean Bergenheim/Doug Weight/Bill Guerin.
Second Line: Andy Hilbert/Josh Bailey/Trent Hunter
Third Line: Jeff Tambellini/Richard Park/Jon Sim
Fourth Line: Mitch Fritz/Jeremy Colliton/Tim Jackman
Defensemen: Mark Streit/Radek Martinek/ Andy Sutton/ Chris Campoli/Bruno Gervais/Brett Skinner.
The Islanders have some injuries:
• C Frans Nielsen is gonna miss some time from a dirty hit from some d-bag Devil.
• All star Goalie Rick Depietro had surgery, he will be out for a while.
• RW Kyle Okposo is out for something
• C Mike Comrie had some surgery this offseeson
• C Nate Thompson is out for something
• D Freddy Meyer had some surgery
• C Mike Sillinger is almost back from some surgery.
The Drive for five has an Islanders quarterly report up.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are coming off a 3-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks used a method that seems to be sweeping the West. their game plan: Lets ice the puck so much that it puts the other team and their fans to sleep, then the Sedin Homos will sneak in and score a goal. Don't knock a game plan that works i guess. It must suck to be a vancouver fan.
The Penguins did learn something out of that game: Their Power Play Blows, and they need to work on it.
Back-up Goaltender John Curry has to battle a lot, that's what everyone says anyways. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?
Faceoff Factor is all business with the game preview.
There is still no Mafer, still undisclosed day to day
If Sabourin has a bad game tonight, you can blame me. I snatched him up in my Fantasy league.
"A GREAT DAY FOR HOCKEY"