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.