ISLANDERS BEAT PENGUINS IN SHOOTOUT, 4-3
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – The New York Islanders upended the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, Thursday night in a shootout.
New York’s Miroslav Satan scored the lone goal of the shootout. Islanders goalie Wade Dublielewicz denied Michel Ouellet, Sidney Crosby and Ryan Malone. Penguins goalie Sebastien Caron turned away Trent Hunter.
A shootout decided the last outcome between to the two teams. The Islanders won, 3-2, on Nov. 14 in Pittsburgh.
Alexei Yashin deflected a shot past Caron for a power-play goal with 5:06 left in the first period.
Pittsburgh’s Guillaume Lefebvre narrowly missed tying the contest as his shot rung off the goalpost.
Satan tapped in a power-play goal 6:53 into the second period to boost the lead to 2-0.
Eric Cairns got the Penguins on the scoreboard at 9:56. Behind the Islanders’ goal, Crosby fired a pass to Mark Recchi in the left circle. Recchi faked a shot and sent a pass across the ice to Cairns, who skated down the ice to the near post. He tapped the puck into the net.
John LeClair fired a shot off a goalpost with 7:45 remaining in the period.
A Penguins pass deflected of Mark Parrish’s skate right to Oleg Kvasha. He carried it in and backhanded a shot past Caron to give the Islanders a 3-1 lead 2:24 into the third period.
Recchi scored a goal for the Penguins for a 3-2 deficit. A bouncing puck squirted out to Sergei Gonchar and he launched it at the goal. Recchi was able to deflect it into the net at 3:45.
LeClair scored a short-handed goal with 26.6 seconds to play to give the Penguins a 3-3. LeClair, the extra attacker as the Penguins pulled goalie Caron, swatted the puck out of mid-air. It was the first short-handed goal of LeClair’s career. Recchi and Ryan Whitney added assists on the play.
ICE CHIPS: Konstantin Koltsov, Lyle Odelein and Andre Roy were the Penguins’ healthy scratches…Eric Boguniecki left the game near the start of the third period with an apparent right arm injury. He returned to the nice almost five minutes later.