By Wand Agency
Watch NY ISLANDERS Vs PITTSBURGH Penguins Live Full Game or Highlights at www.budurl.com/WatchNHLLive 10/02/2010
The teams are meeting for the fourth time this season and the second time at Mellon Arena. Pittsburgh won 4-3 on Oct. 3 in a shootout to spoil the Isles' home opener and 6-4 on Jan. 19 at home. The Islanders rallied for a 3-2 home win on Nov. 27.
The Penguins have had a couple of days off, so they should be able to avoid any kind of hangover following Sunday's epic 5-4 overtime loss at Washington - a game they led 4-1 only to see Alex Ovechkin get a hat trick and assist on the OT winner. Despite a recent slump, they're still just two points out of first place in the Atlantic Division. The Islanders, who barely beat a snowstorm off Long Island, might not have needed a plane to fly to Pittsburgh after tying Tuesday's game against Nashville with 11 seconds left and winning 4-3 in a shootout - snapping a seven-game losing streak.