Which player will the Penguins miss most in 2017-18?
Total Votes: 108
Last Five Games
Pens lose 6-3 to Islanders; Lemieux injured (7-Jan-2003)
The Islanders score four times in the second period on their way to a 6-3 victory over Pittsburgh. The pre-game news was the Dick Tarnstrom (hamstring), Jan Hrdina (back) and Johan Hedberg (shoulder) would not dress for the game. Sebastien Caron was recalled from WBS to back up Jean-Sebastien Aubin. Mario Lemieux left the game seven and a half minutes into the second period with a reported groin injury. Mario Lemieux (2:14 - 2nd per. PPG), Steve McKenna (19:55 - 2nd) and Ville Nieminen (14:57 - 3rd) scored for the Pens.
Shots on goal
Lines: Straka-Lemieux-Kovalev, Robitaille-Kraft-Sivek, LaCouture-Primeau-Nieminen and McKenna-Manderville-Donovan.
Defensive pairings: Ference-Moran, Bergevin-Rozsival and Jonsson-Pushor.
Goaltender: Jean-Sebastien Aubin.
Captain: Mario Lemieux.
Alternate captains: Alexei Kovalev, Martin Straka.
1st Period Scoring: NY Islanders, Shawn Bates 7 (Oleg Kvasha, Trent Hunter), 15:22.
1st Period Penalties: A Yashin, NY (hooking), 4:01.
Shots after one period were 13-7 in favor of New York.
2nd Period Scoring: Pittsburgh, Mario Lemieux 20 (power play) (Martin Straka, Alexei Kovalev), 2:14; NY Islanders, Oleg Kvasha 2 (Trent Hunter), 2:31; NY Islanders, Dave Scatchard 11 (Jason Blake, Roman Hamrlik), 5:45; NY Islanders, Mark Parrish 18 (Arron Asham, Michael Peca), 7:25; NY Islanders, Dave Scatchard 12 (Roman Hamrlik, Jason Blake), 14:37; Pittsburgh, Steve Mckenna 4 (Martin Straka, Randy Robitaille), 19:55.
2nd Period Penalties: C Osgood, NY (delay of game served by A Asham), 1:25; J Aubin, Pit (interference served by R Robitaille), 12:08; J Wiemer, NY (hooking), 17:55.
Shots after two were 30-23 in favor of New York.
3rd Period Scoring: NY Islanders, Dave Scatchard 13 (Jason Blake, Radek Martinek), 1:17; Pittsburgh, Ville Nieminen 6 (Randy Robitaille, Alexei Kovalev), 14:57.
3rd Period Penalties: S Donovan, Pit (high sticking), 18:30.
Three Stars of the Game:
Dave Scatchard, NY (3g)
Oleg Kvasha, NY (1g, 1a)
Jason Blake, NY (3a)
Goalies: Pittsburgh, Jean-Sebastien Aubin (41 shots, 35 saves; record: 5-11-0).
NY Islanders, Chris Osgood (31 shots, 28 saves; record: 15-10-4).
Attendance: 14,857 at Nassau Coliseum.
Scratches: Josef Melichar (shoulder), Kris Beech (appendectomy), Aleksey Morozov (wrist), Janne Laukkanen (hip), Dick Tarnstrom (hamstring), Jan Hrdina (back) and Johan Hedberg (shoulder).