Who really knew what to expect from Saturday's game against the Islanders? Given all the injuries to the Penguins - Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, Zbynek Michalek and Jordan Staal - there was as good a chance as any that we were all on track to witness either a low-scoring affair or perhaps even an Islanders win.But that was hardly the case. Short and sweet recap after the jump.
The Islanders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead on goals from David Ullstrom and Milan Jurcina but the Pens managed to tie it up heading into the second period thanks to Steve Sullivan and the Real Deal James Neal.
The second period started much like the first after the Islanders snagged another courtesy of Kyle Okposo, but that would mark the last red light for the Islanders for the remainder of the game. From there on in it was all Penguins hockey as Pittsburgh rallied to score four straight over the next two periods from James Neal, Pascal Dupuis, Matt Cooke and Paul Martin.
Great stat of the night comes courtesy of the Penguins' Facebook page:
Wouldn't have guessed he'd remain unbeaten when the game first started, but thankfully the offense proved otherwise. Does this put the Pens back on track after two straight losses? Hard to say. Frankly I think the only thing that will put the team back on track - and keep them there - will be a few healthy players making their way back.
Red Wings Tuesday.