The New York Islanders face an important road trip, aiming to rebound from a recent slump and secure crucial victory points against struggling wild card hopefuls. Tonight's game in Pittsburgh precedes two upcoming meetings with the St. Louis Blues, making this trip a pivotal opportunity for the Isles. The team's performance on this trip could determine their future prospects in the league.

By the Numbers
  • The Isles are in a 1-4-0 slump.
  • The Penguins trail the Isles by three points but have two games in hand.
  • The Isles' PK unit ranks 32nd in the league (70.7%) and is 11-for-27 (59.3%) since Jan. 21st.
  • Danny Nelson has accumulated 18 points in 28 games in his first NCAA season.
  • Cameron Berg has scored 30 points in 30 games for North Dakota.
State of Play
  • Islanders face a pivotal road trip, aiming to secure crucial victory points.
  • The host Penguins are in a 1-4-0 slump and trail the Isles by three points but have two games in hand.
  • The Isles' PK unit ranks 32nd in the league at 70.7%.
Bottom Line

The Islanders face a critical opportunity to turn their season around during this important road trip, with potential long-term implications for their standing in the league.