5 Things to Know: Islanders at Penguins

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (34-26-12) @ PITTSBURGH PENGUINS (46-17-10)
Coverage begins at 6:30 pm on MSG+

The Islanders open a pivotal back-to-back in Pittsburgh.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Isles are 4-4-2 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 14-16-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 Who's Hot

  • Forward, Anders Lee continued his breakout season Wednesday at The Garden, picking up a goal and an assist in the Isles 3-2 win vs. the New York Rangers
  • The 6’3” sharpshooter now has 27 goals and 17 assists for 44 points, including seven power play goals
  • Lee has collected three points in his past three games and has a goal in three games vs. Pittsburgh this season

3 SAY WHAT?

“We might not have had our best night, we just stuck with it, then found a way.”

— Islanders’ captain, John Tavares after defeating the Rangers 3-2 Wednesday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  Bill Guerin #13 of the New York Islanders skates against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 19, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Hurricanes defeated the Isles 6-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 19: Bill Guerin #13 of the New York Islanders skates against the Carolina Hurricanes on February 19, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Penguins’ Assistant General Manager, Bill Guerin played for the Islanders from 2007 to 2009 and served as the club’s 11th captain during that stretch.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Coach Doug Weight is enthusiastic after grabbing two points at Madison Square Garden Wednesday vs. the Rangers.