The Isles battled the Penguins hard, but Chris Kunitz scored the overtime winner as Pittsburgh gained a 2-1 series advantage.
The Islanders, already down 1-0 in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series against the mighty Penguins, got some troubling news on Friday morning. After defeating New York, 5-0, on Wednesday, Pittsburgh will get Sidney Crosby back for Game 2.
“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”
Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
The Rangers dropped their third straight game as they were completely dominated by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Sidney Crosby lit up the Devils in a 5-1 victory at Consol Energy Center.
Scorching-hot Pittsburgh Penguins put five goals past Martin Brodeur as the Devils lost 5-2 on Saturday.
Based on Crosby’s two-goal, two-assist return against the dreadful Islanders, his return is great news for the Penguins and very bad news for the rest of the league.
Pascal Dupuis had two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins moved closer to clinching home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.
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