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ISLANDERS 5, PITTSBURGH 3

Saturday, 12.2.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS 5, PITTSBURGH 3
Kozlov and Sillinger score a pair in Isles victory over Pens

Two goals by Viktor Kozlov and Mike Sillinger helped give the Islanders (13-9-3) a 5-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Saturday night at the Mellon Arena. Rick DiPietro stopped 34 shots, including some spectacular ones to capture his tenth win of the season.

The Islanders struck first on the power play, 3:48 into the game. Tom Poti fed Miroslav Satan for a one-timer past Marc-Andre Fleury. It was Satan's sixth goal of the season.
 
Colby Armstrong tied the game at one on the power play 7:52 into the first period. The Penguins went up 2-1 on another power play goal with 7:58 left in the first period. Erik Christensen fired a high wrist shot for his second goal of the season.

The Islanders scored three consecutive goals to take the lead for good.  Kozlov scored the first even-strength goal of the game, with 2:57 gone by in the second period. While playing four-on-four, Kozlov banged home a loose puck in front for his sixth goal of the season.

Poti made another perfect feed to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead on the power play. Sillinger deflected home Poti's centering pass for his sixth goal of the season.

Chris Simon got into his second fight of the season, taking on Ronald Petrovicky with 5:28 remaining in the second period. The Islanders took a 3-2 lead going into the third period.

With less than 10:00 left in the third period, Bruno Gervais saved a goal by sliding across and keeping the puck out of the net as it trickled across the goal line. Only a few seconds after dodging the bullet, Kozlov scored his second goal of the season to make it 4-2. Kozlov blistered a shot over Fleury's glove with 9:13 left on the clock.

Mark Recchi cut the lead to 4-3 with 4:52 remaining in the third period. Sidney Crosby found a streaking Ryan Whitney, who slid it across to Recchi for the tap-in goal.

The scoring was capped off by Sillinger's second goal of the game with 3:35 left in the game. Sillinger blasted home Jason Blake's deflected pass to make it 5-3.

 

Five Stars of the Game:
1. Mike Sillinger: Two goals and masterful on faceoffs
2. Viktor Kozlov: Two goals, including the game-winner and an assist
3. Rick DiPietro: Made some big saves to get the Islanders back on track
4. Sidney Crosby: Buzzing all night and set-up two goals
5. Tom Poti: Two perfect setups on Satan's and Sillinger's goals

Stat of the Game: Mike Sillinger won 72% of his faceoffs.

Slapshots: Miroslav Satan™s goal was the 300th of his NHL career¦Colby Armstrong's only three goals on the season have come against the Islanders Jason Blake extended his points streak to eight games (5g, 6a).

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
45 Arron Asham - 18 Mike Sillinger - 55 Jason Blake
7   Trent Hunter - 16 Mike York - 81 Miroslav Satan
12 Chris Simon - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 11 Andy Hilbert
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
37 Jarkko Ruutu - 18 Dominic Moore - 22 Chris Thorburn
25 Maxime Talbot - 11 Jordan Staal - 26 Ronald Petrovicky

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
5 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
11 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
12 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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