WIth the chance to clinch home ice with a win over the Islanders tonight, the Penguins are focused solely on a win not revenge for the 9-3 mauling at Nassau Coliseum two months ago.
"We want those two points," coach Dan Bylsma said. "That's our sole intention of coming in here."
In his experience, Bylsma said, these over-hyped rematches often end up to be much ado about nothing.
Max Talbot, a primary target in the FightFest February 11 for his concussion-inducing hit on Blake Comeau, echoed a similar sentiment.
"I know what to expect for our club," Talbot said. "I expect a solid hockey game. We're going to play hard and stick to our style of play.
Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
Sidney Crosby skated with other injured players on the ice this morning but Bylsma said there is no update on his timetable.