New York Islanders (22-8-4, first in the East Division) versus Pittsburgh Penguins (21-11-2, third in the East Division)
Pittsburgh; Saturday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New York visits the Pittsburgh Penguins after the Islanders beat Boston 4-3 in extra time.
The penguins have gone 21-11-2 against division opponents. Pittsburgh ranks ninth in the league with 30.0 shots per game and scores an average of 3.1 goals.
The Islanders are 22-8-4 against opponents in the East Division. New York used 20.2% of the power play opportunities and scored 18 power play goals.
At their last meeting on February 28, New York won 2-0.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 24 assists and has 37 points this season. Jake Guentzel has scored seven goals and four assists in the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.
Mathew Barzal leads the islanders with 25 points, scoring nine goals and registering 16 assists. Oliver Wahlstrom has scored five goals and three assists in the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 MATCHES: Penguins: 7-2-1, average 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.5 goals per game with a saving of 0.953 percent.
Islanders: 8-2-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 4.7 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a saving of 0.923 percent.