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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!

Money Line

Sportsbook Penguins Islanders
DraftKings +102 -122
888Sport NJ +102 -122
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