Crosby's Penguins face off in New York tonight against the Islanders

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Pittsburgh Penguins will be hoping for more of the same tonight against the New York Islanders 7:30pm ET, after they comfortably dispatched of the Canadiens 5-1 last night. 

Going on the road to the Islanders is no easy NHL match-up though, and Sidney Crosby and Co will have to be at their best in the Big Apple. 

Any team that has Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will not struggle at getting the puck into the goal, but the secret to the Penguins run this season has been their ability to get goals from elsewhere. 

Jussi Jokinen grabbed a brace of goals last night to take his tally for the season to 15, and Penguins coach Dan Bylsma has some praise for his man. 

"He came out big for us in a lot of ways, scoring some goals here for us," Bylsma told NHL.com. "To have his 14th and 15th goals for us, it's secondary scoring and it's been big for us."

Meanwhile, the Islanders have only lost two of their last nine as they look to improve in all period of the game. 

In their past 13 games they have outscored their opponents 20-6. 

"During the last month and a half we've done a much better job in all three zones and battling through adversity when it's been there," said captain John Tavares, who's second in the scoring race with 62 points, seven behind Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby.

"Everyone is playing as a unit out there, from our goaltender out to our forwards, you can just tell that in all three zones the execution level is much better."

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