5 Things to Watch: Penguins vs. Islanders

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Dec 2, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; The New York Islanders salute the crowd after defeating the Ottawa Senators in overtime at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

– Back Home

The Islanders are back home after a lengthy seven-game road-trip that turned out to be a very successful one. In the first part of the road-trip in Canada the Islanders were able to split the four games, which just included one bad loss to the bottom-feeding Edmonton Oilers.

Upon returning to America, the Islanders would win a rivalry game against the New Jersey Devils in overtime thanks to a two-goal game from John Tavares. In the final two games of the road-trip the Islanders would have an easy win against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and then in the final game of the road-trip the Islanders would have a statement win against the New York Rangers with a 3-0 shutout victory.

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