The PHN Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders Round One preview with Dan Kingerski.
Dan breaks down the key matchups including the Penguins vs. Barry Trotz and tactically which wrinkles Trotz has used to stifle the Penguins on the power play and at even strength. Dan also breaks down the Penguins big, literally, advantages against New York and why the regular season matchups will not be indicative of Round One.
Saturday night, Penguins center Evgeni Malkin said he was looking forward to the playoffs as his “second chance.”
This season, the Penguins and Islanders were each 2-1-1 against the other because each team won one game via shootout. The teams were 1-1 against each other in games decided in regulation but have not played since December 10.