The Islanders are one of the surprise teams early in the NHL season and could find themselves with a share of the Metropolitan Division lead before the night is out.

The Islanders host Pittsburgh just a night after edging the division leaders in a shootout in Pittsburgh. That’ has pulled the Islanders within two points of the Penguins for first place.

Montreal heads into tonight'’s game at Boston lead the NHL with 31 points. The Canadiens have put up the league-best point total despite failing to score a first period goal in 16 of 21 games this season.

There are 13 games in the NHL today and tonight.

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