The Dan Bylsma era begins
The Dan Bylsma era didn’t get off to the best start as the Penguins suffered a 3-2 shootout loss to the New York Islanders (17-33-6) who are the worst team statistically in the National Hockey League.
Ryan Whitney (2) and Evgeni Malkin (25) scored for the Penguins. Marc Andre Fleury made 28 saves on 30 shots but was beaten twice in the shootout. Penguins RW Petr Sykora was the Penguins lone goal scorer in the shootout.
The Penguins registered 37 shots ( a season high)
2-2 at the end of the second period
1-1 at the end of the first period
Shots: NYI 12 – PIT 10
Scoring Chances: NYI 7 – PIT 5
Ice Time Leaders through the 1st period
71. Evgeni Malkin (7:22)
55. Sergei Gonchar (7:14)
17. Petr Sykora (7:07)
81. Miroslav Satan (7:04)
Dupuis – Crosby – Fedotenko
Satan – Malkin – Sykora
Cooke – Staal – Kennedy
Thomas – Talbot – Godard
Orpik – Gonchar
Scuderi – Gill
Letang – Whitney
Marc Andre Fleury is starting in goal
Defenseman Mark Eaton and forward Chris Minard are healthy scratches. All seven defensemen skated dring warmups.
Mike Yeo is now running the “D” with Fitzgerald running the offense.