Pens win 4-3 over Islanders in shootout
UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The Penguins failed to play a complete game again on tonight at the Nassau Coliseum, but this time 20 minutes-plus was enough against the Islanders.
Tyler Kennedy's second goal of the game at 16:45 of the third period tied it at 3-3, highlighting an 18-shot assault by the Penguins on Islanders goaltender Joey MacDonald over the final 20 minutes.
Following a scoreless overtime session, Petr Sykora scored in the shootout and Dany Sabourin stopped Doug Weight, Bill Guerin and Trent Hunter in succession and the Penguins stole two points in a 4-3 shootout triumph.
The victory wasn't official until a replay review confirmed that Sabourin had kept his leg out of the net on Hunter's shot, the Islanders' third in the shootout.
Sabourin slid back into the net while making a pad save and the puck stayed lodged in his pad.
The victory was the Penguins' third in a row, improving their record to 8-4-2.
The Islanders fell to 4-8-2.
Evgeni Malkin assisted on Jordan Staal's goal for the Penguins, which extended Malkin's scoring streak to 10 consecutive games.
Malkin took the ice on Saturday night leading the NHL in scoring with 21 points.