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(Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the New York Islanders this evening at Nassau Coliseum.

The Penguins played Wednesday and were handed a 2-1 loss by the visiting New Jersey Devils, spoiling the much-anticipated debut of Evgeni Malkin. Martin Brodeur stopped 37- of-38 shots to become just the third goaltender in history to win 450 games.

Malkin, the second overall selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, started the game and tallied his first NHL goal. The Russian center had been sidelined since dislocating his left shoulder in a collision with teammate John LeClair in a pre-season game on September 20.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the Penguins, who have lost three of their last four contests.

Meanwhile, the Islanders will try to rebound from Monday's loss against visiting Nashville. The Predators earned a 2-1 victory as Steve Sullivan and Paul Kariya scored during the shootout at the Nassau Coliseum.

Mike Sillinger scored his 200th career NHL goal, while Mike Dunham came up with 32 saves in a losing cause, as New York had a two-game winning streak broken.

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro missed his third straight game due to a groin injury. DiPietro, who signed a monumental 15-year, $67.5 million contract before this season began, is questionable for tonight's contest.

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