New York takes home win streak into matchup with Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh knocked off New York 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 20

New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech (3) has his shot stopped by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y.

New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech (3) has his shot stopped by Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

(AP) – Pittsburgh Penguins (10-7-1, fifth in the East Division) vs. New York Islanders (10-6-3, third in the East Division)

Uniondale, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Pittsburgh aiming to extend its three-game home winning streak.

The Islanders are 10-6-3 against the rest of their division. New York has converted on 22.2% of power-play opportunities, recording 12 power-play goals.

The Penguins are 10-7-1 against East Division opponents. Pittsburgh has given up 14 power-play goals, killing 74.5% of opponent opportunities.

Pittsburgh knocked off New York 3-2 in the last meeting between these teams on Feb. 20. Kris Letang scored two goals for the Penguins in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Mathew Barzal has 17 total points for the Islanders, seven goals and 10 assists. Jean-Gabriel Pageau has seven goals and one assist over the last 10 games for New York.

Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 10 total assists and has 16 points. Jake Guentzel has 11 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-2-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.4 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game with a .935 save percentage.

Penguins: 6-4-0, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.3 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .912 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: None listed.

Penguins: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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