Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders: Live Score, Updates and Analysis

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders in Game 3 of their best-of-seven quarterfinal series by a score of 5-4 in the first overtime period.

Matt Moulson made no mistake less than two minutes into the first period, putting it on the ice and into the net to make it 1-0 Islanders. Casey Cizikas buried a feed from Michael Grabner less than four minutes later to make it 2-0 Islanders.

The Penguins answered with two power-play goals just 19 seconds apart. The first came on a 5-on-3 tip-in goal by Jarome Iginla, with Chris Kunitz evening the score on a power-play goal just 19 seconds later.

With just one minute to go in the first period, Sidney Crosby assisted on his second goal of the period as he threw a backhand pass to the net that Pascal Dupuis put past Nabokov to make it 3-2 for the Penguins.

Douglas Murray put the Penguins up two goals in the second period, with just under three minutes to go, depositing a wrist shot that beat Nabokov on the glove side.

Kyle Okposo scored on a shorthanded breakaway in the third period to cut the Penguins' lead to 4-3. John Tavares tied the game as he uncorked a wrist shot from the faceoff dot, using Mark Eaton as a screen.

Chris Kunitz ended the game at 8:44 of the first overtime period on a snap shot from point-blank range. Kunitz took a feed from Sidney Crosby (who finished with three assists) and beat Evgeni Nabokov up high.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New York Islanders 4. Final, first overtime. 

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