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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PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 03: Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to the start of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Phil Kessel
PITTSBURGH, PA – MAY 03: Phil Kessel #81 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to the start of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Washington Capitals at PPG PAINTS Arena on May 3, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Phil Kessel /

Players to Watch

Pittsburgh Penguins

Phil Kessel | RW 
Last 5 Games: 3G, 4A

Everyone’s favorite player is still killing it. Over his last five games, Phil Kessel has seven points. Even Evgeni Malkin has attributed Phil’s play recently to the success he’s having. Kessel may not be the fastest skater out there, but he’s able to make plays and finish them.

Sidney Crosby | C
Last 5 Games: 5G, 3A

With 108 points in his career against the New York Islanders Sidney Crosby must love playing the Isles. Or he hates them? Either way, Crosby has scored against the Islanders more than any other team. It just seems that when he faces the Orange and Blue he steps it up a notch.

New York Islanders

Ryan Pulock | D
Last 5 Games: 1G

Ryan Pulock scored his first goal of the season against the Hurricanes the other night. After a great pass from Anders Lee Pulock buried his slap shot through Petr Mrazek. Pulock was off to a slow start after leading all defensive rookie with 10 goals last season. We expect big things from Pulock. there’s no better time to do it than against the Penguins.

Anders Lee | LW
Last 5 Games: 2G, 6A

Over the last five games, Anders Lee has 8 points. Including a four-game point streak heading into the game against the Penguins. The Islanders captain has shown over the last few games that he isn’t just a goal scorer, he’s can be a playmaker too with six helpers, including three against the Philadelphia Flyers.

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