Pittsburgh 6, NY Islanders 3

Saturday, December 10, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 17-9-2-2 8-2-2-0 9-7-0-2 W1
NY Islanders 9-12-4-2 6-7-3-0 3-5-1-2 L2


Pascal Dupuis scored to snap a tie late in the second period and James Neal tallied twice as the Pittsburgh Penguins continued their mastery of the New York Islanders with a 6-3 road triumph on Saturday.
Steve Sullivan collected a goal and an assist and Matt Cooke and defenseman Paul Martin also tallied for Pittsburgh, which defeated the Islanders for the fifth straight time and improved to 19-2-2 in its last 23 contests against its Atlantic Division rival.
Neal's goals leveled the contest at 2-2 and 3-3, respectively - the latter tally resulting after he cleaned up a rebound off Sullivan's blast midway into the second period. Neal now has three goals in his last two games to increase his team lead to 17.
Dupuis gave the Penguins their first lead of the game with 4:02 remaining in the second period after his blast beat Al Montoya just inside the post. The tally was Dupuis' fifth goal in eight games overall and fifth point versus the Islanders this season.
Cooke and Martin provided insurance in the third period and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots to improve to 17-4-3 in his career versus the Islanders.
Kyle Okposo collected a goal and an assist and rookie David Ullstrom and defenseman Milan Jurcina netted their respective second goals of the season for New York, which fell to 4-1-2 in its last seven games.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   NY Islanders
James Neal 2 Points Kyle Okposo 2
James Neal 2 Goals Kyle Okposo 1
Tyler Kennedy 2 Assists Kyle Okposo 1
James Neal 1 Power Play Goals Milan Jurcina 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .889 Save Percentage Al Montoya .806
Marc-Andre Fleury 24 Saves Al Montoya 25

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 31 6 1-3 6-7 14 22
NY Islanders 27 3 1-7 2-3 17 31

Upcoming Games

  • NY Islanders will play its next game on the road against Montreal. The Islanders have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .278 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Detroit. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .643 after a loss.
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