Tonight's (5/1/13 - 7:30pm) Officials, Anthem, Milestones

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Tonight's (5/1/13 - 7:30pm) Officials, Anthem, Milestones

Postby Admin on Wed May 01, 2013 9:50 am

New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins - Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1 - 7:30pm - TV: NBCSN, ROOT

Tonight's Officials:
Referees: Wes McCauley (4); Kevin Pollock (33)
Linesmen: Greg Devorski (54); Steve Barton (59)
Video Judge: DJ Johnson
Anthem: Jeff Jimerson

Final Regular Season Home Anthem Singer Standings:
Code: Select all
Singer          G   W   L OTL   Pts     Pct
Kenzie Palmer   4   4   0   0     8   1.000
Sarah Marince   2   2   0   0     4   1.000
Jeff Jimerson  18  12   6   0    24   0.667
Totals         24  18   6   0    36   0.750


Milestones Watch:
G Marc-Andre Fleury needs 1 shutout to tie Tom Barrasso’s franchise record of 6
F Sidney Crosby 3 points from tying Kevin Stevens for fourth place on the franchise’s all-time assist list with 60 and 10 points from 100 for his career

Recent Milestones Achieved:
D Paul Martin collected his 200th NHL assist vs. Carolina April 27

Additional Info:
- This is the first playoff meeting between the Penguins and Islanders since New York upset the Penguins in the Patrick Division Finals in 1993.
- New York won each of the previous three postseason meetings between the teams (1975, ’82, ’93) –with all three going the maximum distance.
- The Penguins have an all-time record of 24-28 in Game 1s –including 17-12 at home.
- This marks the first time that the Penguins have began a postseason as the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference since the NHL switched to its current format.
- Pittsburgh won the regular-season series against the Islanders, 4-1 –including a 2-1 record at CONSOL Energy Center.
- The Penguins have gone 15-2 in their last 17 regular-season meetings with the Islanders in Pittsburgh.
- Pittsburgh has gone 16-4-1 in its last 21 overall regular-season meetings against the Islanders.
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Re: Tonight's (5/1/13 - 7:30pm) Officials, Anthem, Milestone

Postby thepittman on Wed May 01, 2013 10:50 am

MORNING SKATE INFO
Sidney Crosby (broken jaw) and Brooks Orpik (lower body) both attended the team's morning skate, although Crosby worked with the "fifth" line while Orpik did not take a shift in teh defensive rotation.

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Update: The Pens used the following power-play units:
Letang, Iginla, Neal, Malkin, Kunitz
Martin, Niskanen, Bennett, Morrow, Jokinen
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Re: Tonight's (5/1/13 - 7:30pm) Officials, Anthem, Milestone

Postby thepittman on Wed May 01, 2013 10:53 am

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Re: Tonight's (5/1/13 - 7:30pm) Officials, Anthem, Milestone

Postby thepittman on Wed May 01, 2013 11:38 am

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#Pens Sidney Crosby said he is not going to play in Game 1 vs. the Islanders.
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