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.
The Penguins made a major mistake on the penalty kill in the third period that proved to be the difference in the Caps' 5-2 win on Thursday.
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jason Zucker will be sidelined "longer-term" with a lower-body injury, coach Mike Sullivan said Thursday. Zucker needed assistance to be helped off the ice after crashing into the boards in front of his team's bench during the third period of Pittsburgh's 3-2 overtime win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. Zucker, 29, has recorded seven points (four goals, three assists) in 17 games this season.