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New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins 10/27/2016

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It's a hockey night in Pittsburgh! John Tavares and the Islanders come to

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


For the last time until November 8th, it's a hockey night in Pittsburgh! The Pens have feasted on a home-heavy start to the season, going 4-0-1 at the friendly confines of the PPG Paints Arena (and a 0-2-0 record on the road, but a problem for another day).

Tonight the Islanders come to town, off to a somewhat mediocre 3-4-0 start to the season, including a loss last time out against the Montreal Canadiens just last night in a game where our friends at Lighthouse Hockey were not impressed by the NYI effort.

Jaroslav Halak (shudders to memories of 2010) will be in the net tonight for the Isles.

Expected NYI Lines

Andrew Ladd - John Tavares - Josh Bailey

Anders Lee - Brock Nelson - Jason Chimera

Shane Prince - Ryan Strome - Alan Quine

Nikolay Kulemin - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Nick Leddy / Travis Harmonic

Thomas Hickey / Johnny Boychuk

Calvin de Haan / Dennis Seidenberg

Expected Penguins lines

Scott Wilson - Sidney Crosby - Patric Hornqvist

Chris Kunitz - Evgeni Malkin - Phil Kessel

Carl Hagelin - Nick Bonino - Bryan Rust

Tom Kuhnhackl - Matt Cullen - Eric Fehr

Brian Dumoulin / Trevor Daley

Ian Cole / Justin Schultz

Olli Maatta / David Warsofsky

It's not known at the time of this writing who the Penguins starting goalie will be, however Marc-Andre Fleury practiced as if he was the starter, so early indications say he will start this game, as he has all in the 2016-17 season.