Pittsburgh hosts New York in division showdown

Pittsburgh hosts New York in division showdown
Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) and New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watch as a shot by Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) approaches the goal line near the end of the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. The shot tied the game, which the Penguins won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

PITTSBURGH — New York Islanders (8-5-3, fourth in the East Division) vs. Pittsburgh Penguins (8-6-1, fifth in the East Division)

Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York heads to Pittsburgh in a matchup of East Division teams.

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The Penguins are 8-6-1 against opponents in the East Division. Pittsburgh has given up 13 power-play goals, killing 73.5% of opponent chances.

The Islanders are 8-5-3 against opponents in the East Division. New York has scored 11 power-play goals, converting on 22.4% of chances.

The teams meet for the second straight game.

TOP PERFORMERS: Bryan Rust leads the Penguins with six goals, adding nine assists and totaling 15 points. Jake Guentzel has 8 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

Anders Lee leads the Islanders with seven goals and has 10 points. Josh Bailey has seven assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Penguins: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .903 save percentage.

Islanders: 5-2-3, averaging 2.8 goals, five assists, 2.7 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while allowing 2.4 goals per game with a .911 save percentage.

INJURIES: Penguins: None listed.

Islanders: None listed.

Overtime 11 on the Ice (2/20/21)