Tuesday, October 30, 2018
New York Islanders
PPG Paints Arena
105.9 FM, the X
* The Pens host division rival New York Islanders for the 1st time this season.
* Pittsburgh is coming off of a 4-0 Canadian road trip, including the club's first sweep of western Canada since 2007. Pittsburgh outscored its opponents 23-6 over the 4 games.
* Sidney Crosby was named the NHL's First Star of the Week after posting a league-best (tied) 5 goals and 7 points in 3 games.
* Goaltenders Matt Murray and Casey DeSmith combined to post a 4-0 record, 1.49 GAA and .961 save percentage during the recent road trip.
* Evgeni Malkin has a 7-game point streak for 15 points (4G-11A). He has points in 8 of the team's 9 games.
* Former Penguin Tom Kuhnhackl will return and face Pittsburgh for the 1st time in his career.
* New York has won its past 2 games and is 3-1-1 in the last 5 contests.
* Anders Lee and Josh Bailey are tied for the team lead with 11 points each.
PIT - Justin Schultz (lower leg fracture).
NYI - Cal Clutterbuck (undisclosed).
IBEW Warm-Ups Begin
Collection Set for Tuesday Night
The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold a collection at Tuesday's game to benefit victims and families of Saturday's tragic shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
Donations may be made as fans enter each of the arena's three gates. Fans unable to attend the game can make an online donation at http://treeoflife.givesmart.com/
The team has cancelled its annual Halloween-themed activities originally scheduled for Tuesday's game.
A moment of silence will be held before the game.