MacDonald looks to stymie Penguins

5 Styczeń, 2018 - 09:31

Pittsburgh (12-5-3) at NY Islanders (9-10-2), 7:00 pm ESTUNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) -- Joey MacDonald has made the NewYork Islanders' time without starting goaltender Rick DiPietro abit easier. The same cannot be said of fellow backup DanySabourin and the Pittsburgh Penguins.Seeking more relief from their respective reserve netminders,the Dan Feeney Jersey Islanders and Penguins faceoff in a matchup of AtlanticDivision rivals on Wednesday.The Islanders have won consecutive games and five of Tyrell Williams Jersey six, whileMacDonald has yielded two or fewer goals in five of thosecontests. The 28-year-old has started 11 straight and is 8-7-2with a 2.78 goals-against average in 17 games overall thi season.Meanwhile, Sabourin has started three straight games in the wakeof Marc-Andre Fleury's undisclosed injury and Jason Verrett Jersey the Penguins havedropped two. He has surrendered six goals in that span but thePenguins' potent offense has been silenced, netting just five.In an effort to boost a struggling power play, Pittsburgh coachMichel Therrien put Evgeni Malkin back on the right point withAlex Goligoski on the left, Sidney Crosby on the half-wall,Miroslav Satan down low and new addition Tyler Kennedy in front,according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.Such a move was Jahleel Addae Jersey made to propel a power play that has convertedjust 9 of its past 59 chances.The Islanders, meanwhile, have succeeded with their specialteams and are second in the NHL in shorthanded goals (five),while the Penguins are third-last in short-handed goals allowed(five).

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