-Dave Molinari's recap from last night's game. "We had to protect a one-goal lead, which is good work for us at the end." - Jeff Zatkoff.
-Newsday's recap. "You watch 87 out there -- he was chipping pucks and going after them, he wasn't overhandling the puck and he's the best player in the world." - Islanders coach Jack Capuano on Sidney Crosby.
-The Associated Press' recap. ''Jeff hung in there and was strong when he had to be. He made that huge late save and showed fortitude - as we all did - to stay with it tonight.'' - Dan Bylsma on Zatkoff.
-Mike Lagne's goal calls.
-Tanner Glass versus New York's Matt Martin:
-Matt Niskanen versus an electronic billboard:
-Sidney Crosby and New York's Kyle Okposo went at it for this puck:
-Brandon Sutter lashed out a poke check here against New York's Thomas Hickey:
-“You look at his resume, and you look at him on a consistent basis, the level he’s at is so high,” Tavares said. “His game never seems to dip." - Islanders forward John Tavares on Crosby.
-“Last year was a positive year for him. What really got us excited was how he elevated his play in the playoffs. He became, at times, a dominant player. He worked the penalty kill and the power play and helped Wilkes-Barre get to the conference finals.” - Assistant general manager Jason Botterill on defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin.
-Happy 51st birthday to former Penguins defenseman Norm Schmidt. A fourth-round pick in 1981, Schmidt spent parts of four seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 1983-84, Schmidt appeared in 34 games and scored 18 points. After spending all of 1984-85 with Baltimore of the AHL, he returned to Pittsburgh in 1985-86 by setting career highs in games (66) and points (29). In 1986-87, he was limited to 20 games and six points. After five games and three poitns in 1987-88, he was forced into retirement due to a back injury. In 125 games with the Penguins, Schmidt scored 56 points.
-Happy 35th birthday to former Penguins forward Tom Kostopoulos (right). A seventh-round pick in 1999, Kostopoulos spent parts of three seasons with the Penguins. As a rookie in 2001-02, Kostopoulos appeared in 11 games and scored three points. In 2002-03, he was limited to eight games and one assist. Kostopoulos finally broke through as an NHL regular in 2003-04 by playing in 60 games and scoring 22 points. After the 2004-05 lockout, he joined the Kings as a free agent. He is currently a member of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. In 79 games with the NHL Penguins, Kostopoulos scored 26 points.
Happy 41st birthday to former Penguins forwards Chris and Peter Ferraro. The only set of twins to play for the Penguins, they each joined the organization when they were claimed off waivers from the Rangers prior to the 1997-98 season. Chris appeared in 46 games for the team that season and recorded seven points. Peter only played in 29 games for the Penguins that season also recording seven points before the Rangers re-claimed him off waviers in January, 1998. Chris left the Penguins when he signed with the Oilers in the 1998 offseason.
-Happy 68th birthday to former Penguins goaltender Bobby Taylor. Acquired late in the 1975-76 season along with Ed Van Impe in a deal which sent Gary Inness and future considerations to the Flyers, Taylor's Penguins amounted to two games, a 0-1-0 record and 5.38 goals against average that season. He was released in the 1976 offseason.
-After the Jump: Alexander Semin heats up after getting called out.