PITTSBURGH 7, ISLANDERS 4

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PITTSBURGH 7, ISLANDERS 4
The Crosby-Malone-Recchi line too much to handle in Pens win

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By Jason Lockhart

Ryan Malone scored his first NHL hat trick and Sidney Crosby and Mark Recchi each chipped in with four points as the Pittsburgh Penguins skated past the Islanders 7-4 Friday night at the Mellon Arena. Jocelyn Thibault earned his first win of the season, stopping 28 of 32 shots.

Malone scored his first of the game off a high wrist shot, 7:22 into the first period with Crosby and Recchi setting up the goal.

The Islanders tied it up on a 4-on-3 power play with 7:36 remaining in the first period. Sean Hill sent a pass down low to Mike York, who fired it across the crease. Miroslav Satan picked up the loose puck and deposited into an empty net for his ninth goal of the season.

The Penguins scored the next four goals.

Just 11 seconds after Satan's goal, Crosby put the Penguins back up by one when his shot from the slot deflected off of Radek Martinek's skate.

Off the ensuing face-off Chris Simon and Chris Thorburn faced-off with the fists, but it was all Simon, who simply pummeled Thorburn with some thunderous blows.

Recchi's screened shot from the point on the power put the Penguins up 3-1 after one period.

The Penguins went up 6-1 on goals by Jordan Staal, Maxime Talbot, shorthanded, and Malone, his second of the game.

The Islanders scored the next three goals to draw within two goals on tallies by Tom Poti, Jason Blake and Mike York, but it wasn't enough.

Malone scored his first career hat trick on a superb individual effort from Crosby with 4:26 left in the game to stop the late Islanders surge.


Five Stars of the Game:
1. Ryan Malone:
Tallied his first NHL hat trick
2. Mark Recchi: Four points for the 38-year old
3. Sidney Crosby: Continued his goal and points streak with a goal and three assists
4. Maxime Talbot: Scored the Penguins' seventh shorthanded goal
5. Jocelyn Thibault: Earned his first win of the season


Stat of the Game: The Sidney Crosby-Mark Recchi-Ryan Malone line combined for 11 points.

Slapshots: Three of the four Islanders goals were scored on the power play...Alexei Yashin (knee), Trent Hunter (knee) and Joel Bouchard (healthy) were tonight's scratches...The Penguins' Mark Recchi compiled his 800th assist of his NHL career...Mike Dunham replaced Rick DiPietro at the start of the third period.

 

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
10 Richard Park - 16 Mike York - 81 Miroslav Satan
12 Chris Simon - 25 Viktor Kozlov - 11 Andy Hilbert
33 Eric Boguniecki - 17 Shawn Bates - 57 Blake Comeau


PITTSBURGH
Goaltenders
29 Marc-Andre Fleury
41 Jocelyn Thibault

Defensemen
55 Sergei Gonchar - 2 Josef Melichar
19 Ryan Whitney - 44 Brooks Orpik
32 Alain Nasreddine - 5 Rob Scuderi

Forwards
8   Mark Recchi - 87 Sidney Crosby 12 Ryan Malone
28 Nils Ekman - 71 Evgeni Malkin - 20 Colby Armstrong
11 Jordan Staal - 18 Dominic Moore 8 Michel Ouellet 
37 Jarkko Ruutu - 25 Maxime Talbot - 22 Chris Thorburn

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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