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Islanders suffer their eighth straight loss, and fourth straight at UBS Arena, with defeat to Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins players celebrate a goal as New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin reacts in the second period of an NHL hockey game at UBS Arena on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

It didn’t matter the makeshift Islanders played a much better game with a hard-working effort. Their struggles to score continued, as did their losing streak.

It’s eight straight now after the Penguins won, 1-0, on Friday night to conclude an opening, four-game homestand at UBS Arena. The last-place Islanders (5-10-2) were blanked for the third time in seven games and have just nine goals in their last nine games.