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Penguins 3, Islanders 0

The Islanders outshot their division rival 33-29, but could not get a goal past Marc-Andre Fleury

Tuesday, 10.25.2011 / 10:56 PM / News
By Brian Croce
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Penguins 3, Islanders 0
The Islanders had their scoring chances, but could not get any pucks past Marc-Andre Fleury as the Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-0 Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders had been outshot 63-45 in their past two games, but dominated the scoring opportunities Tuesday, outshooting the Penguins 33-29. Despite getting more pucks to the net, the Islanders dropped their third contest in a row.

“We had net presence,” Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said. “He (Fleury) made some pretty good saves. I thought he played extremely well tonight. I thought his team in front of him played well too.”

Matt Moulson is stopped in the crease by the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum on October 25, 2011. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Penguins continue to roll early in the season, winning their fourth game in a row and improving to 7-2-2.

Brooks Orpik found Pascal Dupuis streaking behind the Islanders defense for the first goal. He beat Evgeni Nabokov blocker side to put the Penguins up 1-0 late in the first period.

The Penguins built their lead just 21 seconds into the second period, when Richard Park sent a wrist shot past Nabokov’s glove to put the road team up 2-0.

The Islanders continued to take shots any time they found daylight, but Fleury and the Penguins defense was up to the challenge. The Penguins blocked 26 shots on the night.

“I thought we did a better job of getting pucks to the net and being around the net,” Matt Moulson said. “Personally, I had a couple (chances) in tight and (Fleury) made some pretty good saves on it. A bounce here or there could have really swung the momentum, but we didn’t get that fortunate bounce around the net today.”

Jordan Staal iced the game with an empty-net goal with two minutes remaining. With the loss, the Islanders drop to 3-4-0.

“I think the good thing about the NHL is you play so many games, if you don’t get the outcome you want you have a quick turnaround to get a win in two days and that’s what we need to do,” Moulson said. “It will be a good test for us.”

The two teams will square off again Thursday night in Pittsburgh where the Islanders will look to snap their losing skid and get back to .500.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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