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Sunday jam: Isles fighting history again

5/5/2013

1 Penguins at 8 Islanders – Game 3 – Noon ET (Series tied 1-1)

* Islanders: have not won a home playoff game since April 28, 2002 (vs TOR); lost last 6 home playoff games by combined score of 19-7

* Islanders: 7-2 in home playoff games vs Penguins all-time

* Penguins: 18-6-0 on road during regular season (tied with Blackhawks for most road wins in league)

* Sidney Crosby (PIT): 42 points (19 G, 23 A) in 34 career road playoff games all-time

1 Blackhawks at 8 Wild – Game 3 – 3 ET (Blackhawks leads series 2-0)

* Blackhawks: 18-4-2 on road during regular season (tied with Penguins for most road wins in league)

* Blackhawks: have won last 4 meetings (reg. season & playoffs) vs Wild since losing 1st meeting of season Jan. 30 (lost in shootout)

* Wild: lost last 5 playoff games (last playoff game win: Apr. 14, 2008 at COL)

* Wild: have lost both previous playoff series in their history in which they trailed 2 games to 0

2 Canadiens at 7 Senators – Game 3 – 7 ET (Series tied 1-1)

* Canadiens: 15-7-2 on road during regular season (3rd in NHL in road wins this season)

* Brendan Gallagher (MTL): has goals in each of first 2 games in series (had 1 goal in 4 games vs OTT in regular season)

* Senators: won last 3 home games vs Canadiens dating back to last season (all regular season games)

* Senators: 0-6 on power play in first 2 games of series (5-12 on power play vs MTL during regular season)

3 Canucks at 6 Sharks – Game 3 – 10 ET (Sharks leads series 2-0)

* Sharks: have won all 5 meetings vs Canucks this season (reg. season & playoffs)

* Sharks: have lost their last 3 home playoff games (last home playoff win: May 20, 2011 vs VAN)

* Canucks: 1-5 on power play in series; 1-17 (5.9 pct) on power play vs Sharks this season (reg. season & playoffs)

* Canucks: 1-4 in last 5 road playoff games

* Roberto Luongo (VAN): 0-6, 3.69 GAA, .876 save pct in last 6 postseason starts (last playoff game win: June 10, 2011 vs BOS)