Penguins vs Islanders Final: 3-2 - Recap
|Penguins vs Islanders Final: 3-2 - Recap|
Pittsburgh earned a 3-2 victory over New York on Thursday, but needed a shootout to do it at Consol Energy Centre.
Pittsburgh was favored by -175 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went PUSH the consensus closing total of 5.
The win was clinched by Evgeni Malkin, who beat Rick DiPietro in a shootout to gain the extra point in the standings for Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh got goals from Chris Kunitz and James Neal in the victory. Kunitz opened the scoring at 1:29 of the third period.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 17 of 19 New York shots in the victory.
Frans Nielsen and Matt Martin scored for the Islanders, finding the net behind Marc-Andre Fleury.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 30 of 32 shots for the Islanders, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
On the power play, Pittsburgh went 1-for-6, while the Islanders were 0-for-2 with the man advantage.
Pittsburgh outshot New York 32-19 in the game.
Next game, Pittsburgh takes its act on the road to face Toronto looking for another win. For New York, they head home to face San Jose.