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Islanders beat Penguins 4-3 in OT, point streak at 16

Pittsburgh goaltender Matt Murray skates off the ice after the New York Islanders' Brock Nelson scored in overtime on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in New York, to give the Islanders a 4-3 victory. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

When, where: 7 p.m. Saturday, Enterprise Center.

TV, radio: FSM, WXOS (101.1 FM).

About the Penguins: Phil Kessel, who scored 110 goals in four seasons with Pittsburgh, was traded to Arizona last June. Superstar Sidney Crosby, he of the 451 career goals, is in the midst of a six-week hiatus following sports hernia surgery. But the Penguins are motoring along in playoff position in the Metropolitan Division and once again are among the NHL’s highest-scoring teams, though they lost 5-2 Friday to Columbus.

As is the case with the Blues, this will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Penguins. The Blues and Pens meet again Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Backup Tristan Jarry started against the Blue Jackets, allowing four goals, so the Blues should see Matt Murray in goal Saturday. Murray has struggled lately, with a 3.56 goals-against average and a save percentage of .865 over his last eight games.

The last time the Penguins played in St. Louis, they went four for four on the power play in a 6-1 romp. That was last Dec. 29.

Jim Thomas

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