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About the Islanders - 12-11-08

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Islanders.

Record: 10-16-2

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:

Notes:

-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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(Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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