Pittsburgh hosts New York after shootout victory
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Penguins host New York after the Islanders beat Philadelphia 4-3 in a shootout.
The Penguins are 3-1-1 against the rest of their division. Pittsburgh has surrendered five power-play goals, killing 89.1% of opponent opportunities.
The Islanders are 10-2-1 in Eastern Conference play. New York is last in the NHL recording 28.2 shots per game.
Pittsburgh knocked off New York 4-3 in the last meeting between these teams on Nov. 7. Bryan Rust scored two goals for the Penguins in the win.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Guentzel leads the Penguins with 16 points, scoring nine goals and adding seven assists. Rust has recorded 10 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 9-0-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.1 penalties and 10.7 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
Penguins: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.2 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .924 save percentage.
Penguins Injuries: Kris Letang: out (lower body).
Islanders Injuries: Leo Komarov: out (illness).