Penguins Strand the Islanders

Days after a heartbreaking loss in Washington, the Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded Wednesday night with 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders. With the help of a goal and an assist by Evgeni Malkin, the Penguins were able to take a lead and maintain it for the entire hockey game.

The Penguins struck first with a goal by Chris Kunitz in the second period. It was Kunitz’s first goal since December 29th and the forward was set up nicely by teammate Evgeni Malkin in front of the goal. Malkin would score a goal of his own minutes later to put the Penguins up 2-0 going into the second intermission.

The Islanders would cut the lead to one in the third period as Frans Nielsen found the back of the net for his ninth goal of the season. The one goal deficit would not last long though as Kunitz would score again for the Penguins to go up 3-1.

Penguins starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury faced 38 shots and made 37 saves in the contest.

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~ by jeffrsabo on February 11, 2010.

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