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Game Preview: Pens-Isles

by Pittsburgh Penguins / Fan Guide

Game Date
Thursday, December 6, 2018

New York Islanders

Game Time

Doors Open

IBEW Warm-Ups Begin

Superhero Theme Night
Seventeen costumed "Superheroes," including Spiderman, Superman, Batman and Captain America, will be roaming throughout PPG Paints Arena on Thursday when the Penguins hold "Superhero Theme Night".

Fans are encouraged to wear their own superhero costumes (although masks must be removed while entering the arena, and no weapon props are permitted). Penguins jerseys will be given away to the best-dressed fans (one per period).

Click here to learn more about the theme night including several free superhero themed photo ops.


PPG Paints Arena


AT&T SportsNet


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* The Pens face the NY Islanders twice over the next week, starting tonight in Pittsburgh and on Long Island on Monday. 

* Only two points separate the Pens and Isles in the NHL standings. That's the difference between third place in the Metro (NY, 29 points) and 12th in the East. 

* Winger Patric Hornqvist posted his 2nd career hat trick (a natural trick) against Colorado. He posted all 3 tallies in 2:47 minutes - the fastest recorded hat trick in Pens' history. 

* Pittsburgh has already recorded 4 hat tricks this season: Phil Kessel; Jake Guentzel; Sidney Crosby; Hornqvist. 

* Crosby has 110 points (35G-75A) in 64 career games against the Islanders, most against any team in his career. 

* The Islanders are 10-2 against the Metro this season. 

* Islanders Josh Bailey is sitting on 399 career points (131G-268A). He will become the 14th player in team history to reach 400. 


PIT - Matt Cullen (lower-body), Matt Murray (lower-body), Justin Schultz (lower leg fracture). 

NYI - Andrew Ladd (undisclosed).

Love Your Melon
Thursday is our second "Love Your Melon" game night of the season! You can buy this season's gold Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation "Love Your Melon" beanie behind Section 104 or online at Part of your proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown.

We've Gone Mobile!
New this season, in an effort to ensure a ticketing experience that is more convenient, safe and secure for all Penguins fans, 8½" x 11" PDF tickets (print-at-home delivery) will no longer be a valid form of entry for PPG Paints Arena events.

If you do not have a physical ticket for the game, you must present a mobile ticket on your smartphone at the gate.

Primary tickets purchased through Ticketmaster are available via the Ticketmaster app or

Fans that received a transfer from a Penguins season ticket holder or purchased resell tickets through Ticketmaster or NHL Ticket Exchange must visit 'My Penguins Account' to manage and view mobile tickets. My Penguins Account is available in the Penguins app under 'Tickets' or online at

Mobile tickets will appear as a square QR code (see image for reference). 

For more information, please visit our Mobile Ticketing Page

Pre-Game Broadcast at the Highmark Gate
On your way into the game, be sure to stop by the AT&T SportsNet pre-game show, which will air live from the new Highmark Studio! Located just inside the Highmark Gate, fans are invited to gather and watch starting at 6:30 PM! The Highmark Gate is located along Centre Avenue near the Mario Lemieux statue.

Pick Up Your "Penguins & Paws" Charity Pet Calendar at the Game
The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and Rachael Ray Nutrish are pleased to present the 2019 "Penguins & Paws" Charity Pet Calendar! You can pick up your copy at the Penguins Foundation table on the concourse behind Section 104 Thursday night. The "Penguins & Paws" Charity Pet Calendar makes the perfect stocking stuffer and proceeds benefit Humane Animal Rescue.

Important Security Reminders
For the safety of all guests, fans will be required to pass through walk-through metal detectors upon entering PPG Paints Arena. Only small personal bags (purses, baby or diaper bags, etc.) will be permitted inside the building and all items are subject to searches upon entrance. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages of any kind are not permitted. In addition, PPG Paints Arena allows only small, personal still-cameras equipped with a 3 inch lens or smaller. Cameras with detachable lenses or flashes are not permitted. For a complete list of frequently asked questions, please visit PPG Paints Arena's A to Z Guide.

Remember the Game with a Warm-Up Puck Souvenir
Don't miss your chance to take home an incredible souvenir! The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation will be selling the pucks used by your favorite Penguins players in warm-ups outside of the KeyBank Club at the start of the 1st intermission on Thursday. Perfect for memories, gifts or collections, these official NHL warm-up pucks come with a display cube and a certificate of authenticity. All proceeds benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

Bid to Win with the Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction
Stop by the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation's Game Day Auction located outside of the KeyBank Club near Section 104 to see what unique items are being featured at Thursday's game! Text PENS to 52182 to place your bid on these items and more! Proceeds benefit the Foundation's community and youth initiatives.

Upgrade Your Game Using the Penguins App
Pittsburgh Penguins fans in attendance can get the VIP treatment with Upgrade Your Game! Upgrade Your Game offers fans access to once-in-a-lifetime Penguins experiences like Lexus Club guest passes, premium seat upgrades and more! Simply download the Penguins app and register today under the "Upgrade Your Game" section within the "Tickets" menu!

Go Home a Winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation 50/50 Raffle
Pick up your tickets for the Penguins Foundation 50/50 raffle for a chance to win Thursday's jackpot. The more you play the more it pays. Proceeds from this season's raffles benefit the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the numerous charitable organizations it supports through grants. Over $1.1 million was raised during the 2017-18 season. Visit one of the concourse kiosks or watch for ticket sellers in green through the second intermission - the winning number will be announced in the third period.

Uber Drop-off & Pick-up Area Now Available
Uber will help you skate past the parking lot crowds with a special drop-off and pick-up area off of Fullerton Street on Wylie Avenue - across from PPG Paints Arena's Verizon Gate!

Click here for details.

Plus, get $15 off your first ride with code PENGUINS18 until 06.01.19!

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