Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. New York Islanders GameDay And Preview


The Pittsburgh Penguins (13-3-2, 28 points) seek to get back on the winning track tonight at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum when they take the ice for a rematch with the New York Islanders.

The five-game set is now even with the Isles winning 5-4 in a shootout on Friday in Pittsburgh on the front end of a home-and-home series. The Pens took the first game 3-1 back on Oct.18 at Consol Energy Center.

Jack Capuano‘s squad (13-6-0, 26 points) was able to score three times in 95 seconds on Friday during the first period to take an early 3-1 lead in the game. They are 7-1-0 in their last eight contests and trail the first-place Penguins by just two points in the Metropolitan Division.

It will be another tough test for the Metro combatants as the Black and Gold is 7-1-1 on the road while the Islanders are 5-2-0 at home this season.

When: Saturday, Nov. 22

Puck Drop: 7:05 p.m.

Site: Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum In Uniondale, New York

Television: ROOT Sports Network

Announcers: Paul Steigerwald and Bob Errey

Radio Coverage: 105.9 FM – The X and the Penguins Radio Network

Announcers: Mike Lange and Phil Bourque

Live Video Steam: NHL GameCenter LIVE

Audio Stream: Penguins Radio 24/7

Sirius XM Satellite Radio: XM Internet 942

Odds: Penguins -1.5 According to Bovada Online Sportsbook with the Over/Under at 5.5.

New York’s Ryan Strome is on a roll since putting up his first goal of the season on Nov. 11 as he has four goals in his last five contests. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound center, who anchors the Isles third line, had one goal and two assists on Friday night against the Pens.

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The Islanders turn to Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. The 5-foot-11, 186-pound goalie has won his last five starts, allowing just seven goals.

Thomas Greiss gets the call between the pipes for Pittsburgh this evening. In his last two starts, the 6-foot-1, 220-pound netminder is 2-0 with a 1.00 goals-against-average and a .969 save percentage.

The Pens announced on Saturday morning that they recalled Jayson Megna from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound forward leads the WBS Penguins with nine goals and is second with 12 points in 17 games.

Up Next: The Black and Gold stay on the road as they travel to TD Garden on Monday, Nov. 22 to take on the Boston Bruins (13-8-0, 26 points). The puck is set to drop at 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast locally on ROOT Sports Pittsburgh and nationally on the NBC Sports Network.

From The Clipboard: Nick Spaling ranks first on the team with a 21.4 shooting percentage…Chris Kunitz is riding a career-long six-game point streak against the Islanders with three goals and seven assists…Pittsburgh is the only team in the NHL allowing less than two goals a game against them on the road. They have a 1.89 goals-against-average on the road.