Penguins vs Islanders: The Pittsburgh Penguins are keeping quiet about any specific adjustments they plan to make for Game, the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday 7:30 p.m. ET.
Event: NHL Playoffs 2019
Team: Penguins vs Islanders
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Game Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
That film session came Monday after a practice originally scheduled for 11 a.m. ET and moved to 12 p.m. ET was canceled. The change came after a 4-1 loss to the Islanders in Game 3 on Sunday that leaves Pittsburgh trailing the best-of-7 series 3-0 and on the brink of elimination.
The Penguins, who averaged 3.30 goals per game during the regular season, have scored five in the first three games of the series. With practice canceled, any changes to their lineup or approach won’t be known until at least Tuesday.
Sullivan did share he would like the Penguins to put the puck on net more without sacrificing discipline, designed to limit odd-man rushes they’ve given up early in the series.
We knew going into this series that they were going to be low-scoring games,” Sullivan said. “You look at the way the games have been played, there has been a real fine line between winning and losing in all of the games. There are areas of our game that we know where we can be better, that give us a better chance to win.”
The Penguins have gone ahead 1-0 in each of the past two games. Those leads lasted a combined 3:17, which defenseman Brian Dumoulin knows can’t remain the case moving forward.
If we can carry a lead, I think that will definitely benefit us, Dumoulin said. Focus on winning one game and not the series. … It’s funny, once you win one or two, the statistics start looking a bit better and the pressure stops, kind of, on us and turns to them.
It’s 2019 and playoff games are going to be played at the Nassau Coliseum. That’s kind of a funny thought if you picture yourself back in I don’t know, any day since Spring 2015.
Nonetheless, it’s the truth as the Islanders get ready to do battle against the Pittsburgh Penguins for the fifth time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The last iteration, played in 2013, was a surprising competitive clash where the top seeded Penguins skirted by in six games.