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Record: 46-28-7 (99 pts)
Conf. Seeding: 4th

Last 10 Games: 4-4-2
Record: 34-37-10 (78 pts)
Conf. Seeding: t-12th

Last 10 Games: 5-3-2
 2009-10 Leaders
Player GP G A P +/-
Sidney Crosby
80 49 55 104 +12
Evgeni Malkin
66 26 47 73 -7
Jordan Staal
81 21 28 49 +18
Sergei Gonchar
61 11 38 49 -6
Bill Guerin
 2009-10 Leaders
Player GP G A P +/-
John Tavares
81 22 29 51 -13
Kyle Okposo
78 18 31 49 -22
Matt Moulson
81 29 18 47 -2
Mark Streit
81 11 35 46 +2
Frans Nielsen
NHL.COM - The New York Islanders will close out their 2009-10 regular season tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins for the sixth and final time.  The two clubs met on Thursday in Pittsburgh when the Penguins beat the Islanders by the score of 7-3 in the Mellon Arena's final regular season home game.  Next year the Penguins will move into their brand new arena across the street, the Consol Energy Center. 

  PITTSBURGH, PA (4/8/10) - Matt Moulson, Kyle Okposo  and Josh Bailey each tallied a goal for the Islanders, but it was the Pittsburgh Penguins rattling off seven goals in the final regular season home game inside of Mellon Arena to beat the Islanders 7-3. 


Last One: Tonight is Fan Appreciation Night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Islanders close out their 2009-10 season.  With the emotion that comes from playing the defending Stanley Cup Champions, all of the Islander fans hoping to cheer on a victory in the last game will raise the intensity level. 

Once again, on Thursday night, Sidney Crosby showed why he belongs in the Who's Hot section for the second time in the same week. 

On Thursday night, Crosby scored a goal and three assists to lead the Penguins to a 7-3 victory over the Islanders.  

He ranks third in the entire league in scoring with 104 points (49 goals and 55 assists). 

Prior to Pittsburgh's 1-0 defeat to the Atlanta Thrashers last night, Crosby was riding a three-game scoring streak with two goals and eight assists. 
Last night, the Islanders dropped their second straight game, allowing seven goals.  Thursday night, the Islanders were beaten 7-3 by Pittsburgh and last night it was the New Jersey Devils handing the Islanders a 7-1 defeat.  

The lone bright spot was the play of John Tavares who had an assist in the game to give him 51 points this season.  

Tavares has taken the lead in scoring for the Islanders with one game remaining in their season.  The 22 goals and 29 assists in 81 games this season is two points ahead of teammate Kyle Okposo. 

He has a goal and seven assists in the Islanders' last seven games.  

30 Gs: Now that Islanders' rookie center John Tavares has hit the 50-point milestone this season, the next player on the cusp of reaching a career mark is Matt Moulson who has 29 goals with one game left.  This is Moulson's first full season in the NHL and is only a goal away from reaching the 30-goal mark. 
The Streit Advantage: Islanders' assistant captain Mark Streit enters tonight's game against the Penguins as the team's leading scorer against the defending Stanley Cup Champions.  He has a goal and four assists for five points in five games.   

Islanders -
   G - Rick DiPietro (knee) - Indefinitely  
   D - Radek Martinek (knee) - Season
   C - Rob Schremp (knee) - Season
   C - Doug Weight (shoulder) - Season
   D - Dustin Kohn (concussion) - Indefinitely
   RW - Blake Comeau (foot) - Season
   LW - Josh Bailey (face) - Season

   C - Micheal Haley was recalled from loan from Bridgeport (AHL) on 4/10/10
   C - Greg Mauldin was returned on loan to Bridgeport (AHL) on 4/8/10
   C - Greg Mauldin was recalled from loan from Bridgeport (AHL) on 4/8/10 
   D – Mark Flood was returned on loan to Bridgeport (AHL) on 4/6/10

Pittsburgh -
   LW - Matt Cooke (head) - Questionable
   LW - Chris Kunitz (elbow) - Questionable