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NHL Preview: New York Islanders (33-25-8) at Pittsburgh Penguins (32-22-9)


Tuesday, March 7 Win NYI 3 vs. PIT 2 Cizikas, Bailey,
Sorokin (22/24)
After Buffalo opened the score in the second frame, Hudson Fasching, Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey each recorded multi-point games as the New York Islanders defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 3-2, Tuesday at UBS Arena. Ilya Sorokin captured his 22nd win of the season as he turned aside 22 of 24 shots faced, and Alexander Romanov notched two assists for the third time in his career, helping the Islanders improve to 1-1-0 in their three-game season series with Buffalo this season.

Mar. 2 Arnaud Durandeau has been returned on loan to Bridgeport.
Mar. 1 Goaltender Tristan Lennox has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.


3 Adam Pelech Dec. 9 – Jan. 21

8 Noah Dobson Jan. 23 – Jan. 28

10 Simon Holmstrom Dec. 23 – Jan. 6

12 Josh Bailey Nov. 29, Feb. 18 – Feb. 24

13 Mathew Barzal Jan. 6, Feb. 20 –

15 Cal Clutterbuck Oct. 13, Nov. 8, Dec. 2- Dec. 6, Dec. 17 – Jan. 3, Jan. 21 –

20 Hudson Fasching Jan. 19 – Jan. 28

21 Kyle Palmieri Nov. 23 – Dec. 13, Dec. 17 – Jan. 21

25 Sebastian Aho Oct. 13 – Oct. 20

26 Oliver Wahlstrom Oct. 13, Dec. 29 –

40 Semyon Varlamov Dec. 19 – Jan. 1

44 Jean-Gabriel Pageau Feb. 14 –

Man Games Lost: 163

Tuesday, Mar. 7 vs. Buffalo W (3-2)
Saturday, Mar. 4 vs. Detroit W (4-1)
Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Minnesota L/SO (2-1)
Sunday, Feb. 26 at Winnipeg W (4-0)
Friday, Feb. 24 vs. Los Angeles L (3-2)
Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Winnipeg W (2-1)

Mar. 11 vs. Washington UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30pm
Mar. 14 at Los Angeles Arena (Los Angeles, CA) 10:30pm
Mar. 15 at Anaheim Honda Center (Anaheim, CA) 10:00pm
Mar. 18 at San Jose SAP Center (San Jose, CA) 10:30pm
Mar. 21 vs. Toronto UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) 7:30PM

Last five meetings (4-1-0)
Feb. 20, 2023 PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA) W (4-2)
Feb. 17, 2023 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) W (5-4)
Dec. 27, 2023 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) W (5-1)
Apr. 14, 2022 PPG Paints Arena L (6-3)
Apr. 12, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) W/ SO (5-4)

2022-23 3-0-0
Franchise History 117-110-22-20
NYI Home 70-43-8-13
NYI Away 47-67-14-7

Dec. 27, 2022 UBS Arena W, 5-1
Feb. 17, 2023 UBS Arena W, 5-4
Feb. 20, 2023 PPG Paints Arena W, 4-2
Mar. 9, 2023 PPG Paints Arena 7:00pm

Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fourth and final matchup between the two clubs this season. The Islanders have won each of their last three meetings with Pittsburgh, including a 4-2 comeback win the last time the Islanders visited PPG Paints Arena on February 20. Bo Horvat, Brock Nelson, and Zach Parise each recorded multi-point games to help the Islanders score three unanswered goals in the third period.

In their franchise history, the Islanders have never won each meeting of a season series with the Penguins and have also never swept each road meeting with the Penguins in a season. A win tonight would solidify their first winning record on the road against Pittsburgh since the 2014-15 campaign, when the Islanders were 2-1-0 in three visits to Pittsburgh.

The Islanders enter tonight’s matchup with points in each of their last four games (3-0-1) and a 3-1-1 record in their last five meetings against Metropolitan Division opponents (two of those wins are against the Penguins, on February 17 and 20). They improved to 6-2-2 in their last ten games in their last matchup on Tuesday night, when they defeated the Buffalo Sabres at home.


Mar. 7: Pittsburgh 5, Columbus 4 (OT) – PPG Paints Arena
PIT Goals: Zucker (2), Heinen, Guentzel, Crosby (OT)
Multiple Points: Crosby (1G-2A), Malkin (3A), Zucker (2G),
Rakell (2A)
Goalie: Jarry (8 saves, 12 shots), DeSmith (15 saves, 15 shots)
Key Stats: Sidney Crosby became the second player in NHL history to score 20 goals in overtime.
PP: 1-2
PK: 1-2

Mar. 4: Florida 4, Pittsburgh 1 – FLA Live Arena
PIT Goals: Letang (PP)
Multiple Points: None
Goalie: DeSmith (38 saves, 42 shots)
Key Stats: Kris Letang scored the lone goal as Pittsburgh’s win streak was snapped at four games.
PP: 1-5
PK: 4-5

Position Player Status Consecutive Games Missed Total Games Missed
F Ryan Poehling Upper-Body 11 25
F Mikael Granlund Illness 1 1
2022-23 Total Regular-Season Man-Games Lost: 150

Date Transaction
Mar. 7 F Alex Nylander recalled from WBS (AHL).
Mar. 4 F Drew O’Connor recalled from WBS (AHL).
Mar. 3 D Dmitry Kulikov acquired in exchange for Brock McGinn and a 2024 third-round draft pick.
Mar. 3 F Nick Bonino acquired in exchange for a conditional 2024 fifth-round draft pick and 2023 seventh-round draft pick.
Mar. 3 F Drew O’Connor and F Drake Caggiula re-assigned to WBS (AHL).

Pittsburgh’s All-Time Record vs. Islanders: 130-105-34
In Pittsburgh: 74-42-19
In New York: 56-63-15
OT Record vs. Islanders: 22-5-20
Shootout Record vs. Islanders: 7-10

2022-23 Results: Pittsburgh is 0-3-0.
Penguins All-Time Point Leaders vs. ISLANDERS:
Sidney Crosby: 81 GP, 131 PTS (41G-90A)
Mario Lemieux: 72 GP, 131 PTS (50G-81A)
Evgeni Malkin: 73 GP, 84 PTS (32G-52A)


  • The Penguins continue along their season-long (tied) five-game homestand as they take on the New York Islanders at PPG Paints Arena (TV: AT&T Sportsnet; Radio: 105.9 The X).
  • The Penguins are 4-3-1 in their last seven games against the Islanders.
  • Going back further, the Penguins are 8-4-1 in their last 13 games against the Islanders.
  • Here at home, they have won five of their last six games, and have points in seven of their last eight contests against New York (6-1-1).
  • Pittsburgh has just five regulation losses in its last 20 matchups versus New York dating back to Nov. 1, 2018 (11-5-4).

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