Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders - Predictions and Odds

How to Watch – Penguins vs Islanders

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

When: Thursday, November 21st at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): ESPN+, Pittsburgh TV/Radio: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, WXDX-FM, 105.9FM. New York Islanders TV/Radio: SNY, ESPN NY 1050 AM.

Team Notes

New York Islanders

The Islanders continue to be a team that plays terrific defense accompanied with solid offense on their way to 14 wins over the first 18 games this season.

New York has a plus-16 goal differential, good for 4th best in the Eastern Conference.

The New York Islanders’ odds have lowered to +1000 to win the East and +2000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh has been dynamic at home at 7-3-1, but mediocre on the road at 5-4-1.

The Penguins are tied for 7th in the NHL with 24 points in their first 20 games of the season.

Pittsburgh’s odds have steadied at +1000 to take the Eastern Conference and +2000 to win the Stanley Cup.

Goalie Notes

New York Islanders: Semyon Varlamov & Thomas Greiss

Greiss has been terrific on home ice for the Islanders, allowing just 1.45 goals per contest.

  • Greiss has the best GAA in the NHL for November, allowing just 1.72 goals per contest, winning all four of his starts this month for the Islanders.
  • Varlamov’s 3.19 goals allowed per home game is good for 46th among goalies this season.
  • Greiss’ five wins at home are tied for 8th best among goalies in the NHL, while Varlamov’s four wins are tied for 14th.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Matt Murray (9-4-2, 2.37 goals allowed)

Over his six starts this month, Murray has allowed 2.68 goals per contest, posting points in three of his appearances.

  • On the road, Murray is 19th in the league allowing 2.78 goals per contest.
  • Murray’s 89.4% save percentage for November rank 46th out of 65 goalies who have appeared in a game this month.
  • Murray is tied for 8th in the league with one shutout on the season.

Stats to Watch

New York Islanders

  • Despite their great record at home, the Islanders are averaging the lowest shots per home game at 29 per contest.
  • New York is 9-2-1 at home on the road this year, averaging 3.33 goals per game.
  • The Islanders are allowing just 2.42 goals to their opponents at home, 7th best in the league.
  • Wingers Josh Bailey and Tom Kuhnhackl both missed the game against the Penguins on Tuesday night with lower body injuries.

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Pittsburgh’s plus-17 goal differential is tied for 2nd best in the East.
  • Pittsburgh allows the lowest shots per game average in the NHL when playing on the road at 28.2 shots.
  • The Penguins are prolific goal scorers on the road at 3.56 per contest, while only surrendering 3 goals per road game.
  • Defensemen Kris Letang is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and did not play against the Islanders on Tuesday night.

Last Five Games

New York Islanders

  • New York is 26th in the league in shots taken per game in November with 29.1.
  • The Islanders are 4th in the league in goals allowed for November at 2.14 per contest, 2nd best in the East.
  • The Islanders have scored 3.29 goals per game in their seven November contests.

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Pittsburgh is 18th in the league in goals per game in November with 2.86 per contest.
  • The Penguins are taking more shots per game than anyone in the NHL this month with 39.3 per game.
  • Pittsburgh’s plus-12 shot differential per game in November is the best in the NHL.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs New York Islanders – Game Odds

The odds for this match between the Penguins and the Islanders are provided by  bet365 NJ, DraftKings Sportsbook, and 888Sport NJ.

Good luck!

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