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New York Islanders Try for Threepeate vs Pittsburgh Penguins

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Ross Johnston #52 of the New York Islanders stands his ground in the crease during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Ross Johnston #52 of the New York Islanders stands his ground in the crease during the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders (R) celebrates his first-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins and is joined by Anthony Beauvillier #72 (L) and Mathew Barzal #13 (C) at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 20: Johnny Boychuk #55 of the New York Islanders (R) celebrates his first-period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins and is joined by Anthony Beauvillier #72 (L) and Mathew Barzal #13 (C) at the Barclays Center on March 20, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

The New York Islanders are on the road again. This time against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The hope is that they can make it three wins in a row, but against the Penguins a win is never a sure thing.

The New York Islanders will end October on the road against the Pittsburgh Penguins. With two wins in a row, the Islanders are coming into Pittsburgh on a good run of form. Too bad the Penguins have four wins in a row of their own and sit atop the Metropolitan Division.

At the start of the season, there’s no way that the Islanders would be given a chance against a hot Penguins team. But with the way the Islanders have played in their last two wins, you wouldn’t doubt them to pull two points.

Along with the rock-solid goalkeeping they’re getting the New York Islanders look comfortable playing without much of the possession, the special teams are clicking, and they’re getting goal support.

Even though the Penguins are clearly the superior team you’d back the Islanders to make it difficult for the Penguins and maybe even steal a result.

Although, it’s also possible that it all falls apart like it did on the road against the Sharks. The Islanders still have a few blind passes up the middle in them. Barry Trotz seems to have them on the straight and narrow, but we’ve seen our fair share of mental mistakes to know we aren’t free of them just yet.

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