A preview of the Islanders.
Leading Scorer: Doug Weight, 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists).
Last Game: 4-3 loss at Philadelphia, Tuesday.
Last Game against the Penguins: 5-3 home loss, Nov. 26. Evgeni Malkin had a hat trick and an assist.
Islanders Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Andy Hilbert (right). The former Penguins forward had a goal and two assists in three games against the Penguins this season.
Ex-Penguins: Andy Hilbert, LW; Richard Park, RW; Jon Sim, LW; Garth Snow, general manager; Bryan Trottier, director of player development; John Chabot, assistant coach, Eric Cairns, assistant, player development.
Ex-Islanders on the Penguins: Ruslan Fedotenko, LW; Eric Godard, RW; Miroslav Satan, RW.
Useless Islanders Trivia: The last Islanders player to go to consecutive all-star games was Pierre Turgeon in 1993 and 1994.
Best Islanders YouTube Video We Could Find: ESPN's Steve Levy showing off the Islanders' then new "Gorton's Fisherman" jerseys:
-John Curry and Joey MacDonald are expected to start tonight.
-Islanders goaltendr Rick DiPietro hopes to be back in the lineup by Christmas.
-The Islanders put Jon sim on waivers.
-Defenseman Andy Sutton is expected to return after missing one game with the flu.
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