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Islanders Podcast Preview: Penguins Series Preview

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Mayfield #24, Brock Nelson #29, Anthony Beauvillier #18, Josh Bailey #12 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on February 20, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - FEBRUARY 20: Scott Mayfield #24, Brock Nelson #29, Anthony Beauvillier #18, Josh Bailey #12 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on February 20, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders are playoff-bound and we know who they will be taking on in the first round of the playoffs this year. It’ll be Islanders vs Penguins, just like in 2019 when the two teams met.

This year, the Isles struggled against the Pens in eight matchups. They went 2-4-2 against them this year with a shootout loss and an OT loss in the mix. This year, New York has been phenomenal with keeping pucks out of the back of the net.

But against Pittsburgh, it’s been an issue. They allowed three goals or more in six of the eight games. They’ll have to clean that up if they want a chance against them. Here’s what to expect from episode 195:

Topics

Penguins Series Preview

We will give the Penguins and Islanders series a thorough run-through. Mitch and I will discuss the regular season matchups, what we think will happen in this series, and what to expect lineups to look like.

Down on the Farm

Also, we have some new info on prospects to share in down on the farm including who will be around for the playoffs with the big club.

Quiz

Mitch is going to quiz me on someone who played 195 games in an Islanders sweater. This guessing game rarely goes well.

Social

In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

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If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also, be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.

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