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PITTSBURGH 3, ISLANDERS 2

Tuesday, 11.28.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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PITTSBURGH 3, ISLANDERS 2
Fleury shuts down Isles in third as Penguins hold on to win

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An early third-period goal by Chris Thorburn on a bank shot was enough for Marc-Andre Fleury, who stopped 14 third-period shots and 33 in the game for a 3-2 Pittsburgh Penguins victory, Tuesday night at the Mellon Arena.

Colby Armstrong put the Penguins up 1-0 on his first goal of the season and his first of two on the night, just 1:34 into the game. Sidney Crosby set up Armstrong on his first shift in four games.

Viktor Kozlov, filling in for the injured Alexei Yashin, knotted the game at one on a perfect feed from Jason Blake. Chris Simon also assisted on Kozlov's fifth goal of the season with 1:18 left in the first period.

The Islanders took a 2-1 lead 4:45 into the second period. Andy Hilbert tipped Alexei Zhitnik's shot before Arron Asham banged home the rebound for his second of the season.

Armstrong scored his second of the game off a feed from Crosby to make it 2-2 with 8:29 left in the second period.

The Penguins scored a lucky goal to make it 3-2. Thorburn banked a puck off DiPietro's skate 36 seconds into the third period.

The Islanders were inches away from tying the game with just over four minutes remaining in the third period, but Nils Ekman swept the puck from the goal line in the nick of time. Fleury was stellar in goal as the Islanders made a late push, but couldn't get one by the 22-year-old netminder.

Five Stars of the Game:
1. Colby Armstrong:
First two goals of the season
2. Marc-Andre Fleury: Held off the late Islanders surge to earn the win
3. Sidney Crosby: Returned to lineup and tallied two assists
4. Viktor Kozlov: Filled in well on the top line and scored a goal
5. Andy Hilbert: First point of the season and team-leading eight shots

Stat of the Game: There were no power plays in the third period.

Slapshots: Andy Hilbert's assist was his first point since April 18, 2006...Jason Blake is on a six-game point streak (5g, 4a)...This is the second of four meetings between the Islanders and Penguins over a span of 21 days.

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

39 Rick DiPietro
1   Mike Dunham

Defensemen
32 Brendan Witt - 24 Radek Martinek
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 6 Sean Hill
3   Tom Poti - 8 Bruno Gervais

Forwards
12 Chris Simon - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 55 Jason Blake
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 81 Miroslav Satan
11 Andy Hilbert - 18 Mike Sillinger - 45 Arron Asham
33 Eric Boguniecki - 17 Shawn Bates - 10 Richard Park


PITTSBURGH
Goaltenders

29 Marc-Andre Fleury
41 Jocelyn Thibault

Defensemen
55 Sergei Gonchar - 2 Josef Melichar
19 Ryan Whitney - 44 Brooks Orpik
4 Noah Welch - 5 Rob Scuderi

Forwards
8   Mark Recchi - 87 Sidney Crosby - 20 Colby Armstrong
16 Erik Christensen - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 28 Nils Ekman
11 Jordan Staal - 18 Dominic Moore - 22 Chris Thorburn
25 Maxime Talbot - 37 Jarkko Ruutu - 26 Ronald Petrovicky

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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