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About the Islanders - Game 6 - 05-11-13

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

A preview of the Islanders.

When and where: 7 p.m., EDT. Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

TV: Root Sports (Pittsburgh market), MSG Plus (New York), NBC Sports Network (rest of the United States), TSN, RDS.

Leading postseason scorer: Mark Streit, 5 points (2 goals, 3 assist).

Last Game: 4-0 road loss to the Penguns in Game 5, Thursday. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the Islanders.

Probable goaltenders: Tomas Vokoun (1-0, 0.00 GAA, 1.000 SV% in the regular season) for the Penguins and Evgeni Nabokov (2-3, 4.69 GAA, .847 SV%) for the Islanders.

Injuries: For the Penguins, they are reporting no injuries. For the Islanders, center Frans Nielsen ("lower-body") is questionable. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald (hand) is out.

Potential lines and defensive pairings: The Penguins primary lines and defensive pairings at today's practice were: (PG+)

9 Pascal Dupuis - 87 Sidney Crosby - 12 Jarome Iginla
14 Chris Kunitz - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 18 James Neal
10 Brenden Morrow - 16 Brandon Sutter - 24 Matt Cooke
27 Craig Adams - 46 Joe Vitale - 48 Tyler Kennedy

58 Kris Letang - 47 Simon Despres
44 Brooks Orpik - 7 Paul Martin
3 Douglas Murray - 2 Matt Niskanen

-The Islanders held an optional skate today. Consider this a guess at their lines and defensive pairings:

12 Josh Bailey - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
26 Matt Moulson - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
41 David Ullstrom - 10 Keith Aucoin - 40 Michael Grabner
13 Colin McDonald - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin (above)

2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek
37 Brian Strait - 3 Travis Hamonic
11 Lubomir Visnovsky - 14 Thomas Hickey

Notes:

-The last time the Penguins played the Islanders, this happened:

-This too:

-Dan Bylsma speaks:

-Vokoun speaks:

-Do the Islanders need to make significant adjustments to Vokoun on account of him catching with his right hand?

-"He's a veteran guy. He's probably harder on himself than anybody else. He knows how to play." - Islanders coach Jack Capuano on Nabokov.

-Our live blog, direct from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, begins at approximately 6 p.m. Please tune in.

(Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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