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UPDATE:  Penguins/Islanders preview - 11/8:  Sabourin to start, Crosby will play

Penguins at Islanders, 7PM ET, Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Season records: 

Penguins, 7-4-2, 16 pts., 7th in Eastern Conference
Islanders, 4-8-1, 9 pts, 15th in Eastern Conference

Season series:  1st meeting

Last game vs. Islanders:  Mar. 13, 2008, Penguins def. Islanders, 3-1.

Last game results:  Penguins def. Oilers, 5-4, Nov. 6th.Thrashers def. Islanders, 4-3, Nov. 6th.

Special teams rankings: 

Powerplay:  Penguins 20.3% (T-9th), Islanders 15.0% (24th)
Penalty Kill:  Penguins 87.9% (6th), Islanders 82.6% (12th)

Probably goaltender rankings:

SV%:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin .957 (n/a), Islanders - Joey Macdonald .899 (T-22nd)
GAA:  Penguins - Dany Sabourin 1.45 (n/a), Islanders - Joey Macdonald 3.17 (T-27th)

Notes:
- Sidney Crosby will be in the lineup tonight.
- The Islanders lead the NHL this season with 6 short-handed goals.
- Hal Gill, assuming he’s in the lineup, will play in his 800th NHL game tonight.
- Bill Guerin has 16 goals and 37 points in 46 career games vs. the Penguins.
- Former Penguins:  Andy Hilbert, Richard Park, Jon Sim

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Originally at Blogspot, then at MVN, TheConfluence has over 1500 articles reporting Penguins news as well as jumping on my soapbox to opine constructive Penguins criticism.

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