A preview of the Islanders.
Leading Scorer: Doug Weight, 21 points (4 goals, 17 assists).
Last Game: 4-3 road shootout win at Montreal Monday.
Last Game against the Penguins: 4-3 home shootout loss Nov. 8. Petr Sykora's shootout goal sealed the win for the Penguins.
Islanders Player We Would Bet Money On Scoring: Richard Park (right). He had a goal in regulation and the winner in the shootout Monday.
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 (NEW FEATURE!): Ruslan Fedotenko, LW; Eric Godard, RW; Miroslav Satan, RW.
Useless Islanders Trivia: Trottier (1,123) and Denis Potvin (1,060) are the only players in team history to have played in over 1,000 games with the Islanders.
Best Islanders YouTube Video We Could Find: Eric Murphy, the manager of "Aquaman" superstar actor Vincent Chase, is an Islanders fan:
-A live blog will be a game-time decision depending on how much space there is for the regular paper your grandparents still read. Please stay tuned.
-Dany Sabourin, who is apparently a self-hating French Canadian, will debut a new lid tonight.
-Islanders defenseman Thomas Pock is eligible to return to the lineup tonight after serving a five-game suspension for a blow to the head of Ottawa's Ryan Shannon.
-If you live in the New York area, tickets are apparently still available.
EMPTY NETTER ASSISTS
-The Penguins will be getting the land for their hotel for free.
-The Wheeling Nailers' Curtis Darling was named the ECHL goaltender of the week.
-Injured Flyers defensemen Ryan Jones (hip) and Ryan Parent (shoulder) have returned to puppy-drowning practice.
-The Flyers have been hot on the penalty kill as of late.
-Devils coach Brent Sutter got to be a hockey dad Monday night.
-Toronto defenseman Jonas Frogren is dealing with an arm injury.
-Would-be Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke isn't exactly crazy about European players.
-Burke says a deal for him to become the Maple Leafs' next overlord "will get done."
-With Burke's impending hire, they're already planning parades down Yonge Street in Toronto.
-Senators forward Jason Spezza (right) signed an endorsement deal with Reebok.
-Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has had a long, strange trip to the NHL.
-Montreal goaltender Carey Price didn't appreciate his team's fans chanting Ryan O'Byrne's name after his own goal Monday night.
-Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges is eager to play in Detroit tonight. He's scored half of his career goals in Joe Louis Arena. Granted he has two career goals in the NHL, but 50 percent's a pretty big chunk.
-The Senators expect injured forward Mike Fisher (knee) to return to the lineup Thursday against the Maple Leafs.
-James Gordon of the Ottawa Citizen is wondering what a "Sen" is.
-Todd White had two goals for the Thrashers in a 6-3 win at Toronto. Former Penguins forward Colby Armstrong added a goal and an assist for the Thrashers. Fire Ray Shero.
-Toronto defenseman Ian White and Atlanta forward Ilya Kovalchuk went at it pretty good last night:
-The video isn't all that great, but check out this sick save Thrashers goaltender and former Penguin Johan Hedberg made last night:
-Thrashers coach John Anderson is a Sex Pistols fan. Sort of.
-The Lightning brought back former Bruins coach Mike Sullivan as an assistant coach. He served the team int hat capacity last season.
-Tampa Bay dealt forward Wyatt Smith to the Coyotes for future considerations.
-Lightning goaltender Karri Ramo was demoted to Norfolk of the AHL.
-Tampa Bay's management will be a lot more patient with Rick Tocchet as the head coach than it was with Barry Melrose.
-Forward Tuomo Ruutu has brought stability to the Hurricanes.
-Panthers forward Richard Zednik is dealing with an elbow injury.
-Capitals forward Tomas Fleischmann is finally living up to his potential.
-Washington defenseman Jeff Schultz will be out 4-to-6 weeks due to a broken pinkie finger.
-Shootout goals by David Perron and Brad Boyes (above) gave the Blues a 1-0 win at Nasvhille. St. Louis goaltender Chris Mason made 47 saves against his former team in the shutout.
-Injuries to other players have given Blackhawks forward Craig Adams an opportunity at more playing time.
-Johan Franzen is a classic example of how the Red Wings develop players.
-Today's "Marian Hossa is fitting in well with the Red Wings" story is brought to you by Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.
-Blue Jackets forward Derick Brassard sought the help of the team's television color commentator and former Sabres great Danny Gare on his shooting.
-Rene Bourque's two goals helped the Flames rout the Kings, 6-2.
-With forward Steve Bernier dealing with a shoulder injury, the Canucks recalled forward Alexandre Bolduc from Manitoba of the AHL.
-Because Colorado isn't beat up enough already, forward Darcy Tucker (right) is expected to miss a month due to a knee injury.
-The Avalanche recalled forward Kyle Cumiskey from Lake Erie of the AHL.
-When exactly did the roof cave in on the Stars?
-Forward Mark Parrish is fitting in well with Dallas.
-The signing of Claude Lemieux by the Sharks' AHL affiliate did not go unnoticed in Detroit.
-How should the NHL deal with dirty hits?
-Penguins Experience thinks there should be a boycott of the NHL All-Star Game. Given the ratings the past few seasons, there seems to be on in place already.
-German goaltender Robert Muller is fighting the good fight.
-As if things weren't bad enough in Michigan, their college hockey teams stink now too.
-NHL injury reports aren't exactly very descriptive.
(Photos: Park-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Spezza-Jim McIsaac/Getty Images; Boyes-Mark Humphrey/Associated Press; Tucker-Jeff Lewis/Associated Press)