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:
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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
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
- 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.