PITTSBURGH PENGUINS NOTES:
LAST 2 GAMES
Feb. 14: Pittsburgh 3, San Jose 1 – SAP Center
PIT Goals: Guentzel (2), Rakell
Multiple Points: Rakell (1G-2A), Crosby (3A), Guentzel (2G)
Goalie: DeSmith (38 saves, 39 shots)
Key Stats: Sidney Crosby’s ninth three-plus point night (3A) helped Pittsburgh cap off their California road trip with a win.
Feb. 11: Los Angles 6, Pittsburgh 0 – Crypto.com Arena
PIT Goals: None
Multiple Points: None
Goalie: DeSmith (12 saves, 15 shots), Tokarski (13 saves, 16
Key Stats: Pittsburgh was shut out for the first time this season as they fell on the road.
Position Player Status Consecutive Games Missed Total Games Missed
D Jan Rutta Upper-Body 11 11
G Tristan Jarry Upper-Body 7 14
F Ryan Poehling Upper-Body 1 15
D Mark Friedman Upper-Body 1 1
2022-23 Total Regular-Season Man-Games Lost: 134
Feb. 7 F Josh Archibald and F Kasperi Kapanen have been activated off of injured reserve.
Feb. 7 G Tristan Jarry has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 22.
Feb. 4 G Dustin Tokarski recalled from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (AHL).
Pittsburgh’s All-Time Record vs. Islanders: 130-103-34
In Pittsburgh: 74-41-19
In New York: 56-62-15
OT Record vs. Islanders: 22-5-20
Shootout Record vs. Islanders: 7-10
2022-23 Results: Pittsburgh is 0-1-0.
Penguins All-Time Point Leaders vs. ISLANDERS:
Mario Lemieux: 72 GP, 131 PTS (50G-81A)
Sidney Crosby: 79 GP, 128 PTS (40G-88A)
Evgeni Malkin: 71 GP, 84 PTS (32G-52A)
- The Penguins conclude a stretch of four-straight road games with a trip to New York to take on the Islanders (TV: AT&T SportsNet; Radio: 105.9 The X).
- The Penguins are 4-1-1 in their last six games against the Islanders, and Pittsburgh is 3-2-1 in its last six road games versus New York dating back to February 11, 2021.
- Going back further, the Penguins are 8-2-1 in their last 11 games against the Islanders.
- Pittsburgh has just three regulation losses in its last 18 matchups versus New York dating back to Nov. 1, 2018 (11-3-4).
- The Penguins have points in nine of 13 games (5-4-4) against Metropolitan Division foes this year.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS NOTES:
DATE NYI RESULT SCORE NYI SCORERS IN GOAL
Tuesday, Feb. 14 SO Loss OTT 3 at NYI 2 Pulock, Nelson Sorokin (32/34)
Ryan Pulock opened the score with his third goal of the season, and Brock Nelson tied the game with a power play goal in the third period, but the New York Islanders fell to the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, in the shootout on Tuesday night at UBS Arena. Noah Dobson tallied an assist for the third straight game and Ilya Sorokin made 32 saves on 34 shots to help the Islanders collect a point for the fourth time in their last five games.
Feb. 13 Otto Koivula has been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). Samuel Bolduc has been returned on loan to Bridgeport.
Feb. 6 Hudson Fasching has been removed from the team’s IR list.
Feb. 5 Samuel Bolduc and Simon Holmstrom have been recalled from loan (Bridgeport). The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with forward Bo Horvat on an eight-year contract.
INJURIES GAMES MISSED
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
13 Mathew Barzal Jan. 6
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: 125
Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs. Ottawa L/SO (3-2)
Saturday, Feb. 11 at Montreal L/OT (4-3)
Thursday, Feb. 9 vs. Vancouver L (6-5)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs. Seattle W (4-0)
Monday, Feb. 6 at Philadelphia W (2-1)
DATE LOCATION RESULT/TIME
Dec. 27, 2022 UBS Arena W (5-1)
LAST FIVE MEETINGS VS. PITTSBURGH:
Dec. 27, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Win (5-1)
Apr. 14, 2022 PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA) Loss (6-3)
Apr. 12, 2022 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) SO Win (5-4)
Nov. 26, 2021 UBS Arena (Belmont Park, NY) Loss (1-0)
Mar. 29, 2021 PPG Paints Arena (Pittsburgh, PA) Loss (2-1)
vs. THE PENGUINS:
Last five games 2-3-0
Franchise History 115-110-22-20
NYI Home 69-43-8-13
NYI Away 46-67-14-7
Tonight, the New York Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second of four matchups between the two clubs this season. The last time these teams met was December 27, 2022, when four Islanders tallied multi-point games, inlcuding Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee, who each scored two goals to help the Islanders earn a 5-1 victory at UBS Arena. The Islanders have collected points in six of their last seven home meetings with the Penguins, and they are 10-5-1 against Metropolitan Division opponents entering tonight’s game. They have captured points in six of their last seven games, but will look to snap a three-game winless streak tonight.
Since returning from the All-Star break, the Islanders have a 33.3% success rate on the power play, converting five times in their last 15 opportunities. Leading up to the All-Star break, the Islanders scored three times in their previous 64 power play opportunities. Islanders forward Bo Horvat leads the team in power play points (20), and is ninth in the NHL in power play goals (12) in 54 games this season. Horvat recorded his first PPG as an Islander on Saturday afternoon in Montreal.
Since December 4, 2022, the Islanders have allowed just four power play goals in 41 times shorthanded at UBS Arena. The Islanders’ home penalty kill sits at 88.2% entering tonight’s game, leading the NHL. Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield leads the Islanders and is sixth in the NHL with 171:47 shorthanded TOI this season.