Courtesy of Point Park University

Skate Report: Trotz’s Islanders ‘an important game’

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Islanders skate. - CHRIS BRADFORD / DKPS

The Penguins had been 6-1-2 and riding high after a wildly successful four-game sweep through Canada ... and then the New York Islanders came to town.

That was Oct. 30, and a 6-3 loss followed. Two nights later in Brooklyn, Thomas Greiss poke-checked the puck off Sidney Crosby's stick in a 3-2 overtime loss.

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