The Penguins and Islanders played a fast and entertaining game, as they have quite often in the last 12 months. The game appeared to be almost in hand by the Penguins with a score of 3-1, but the Islanders had other ideas, storming back to tie the game at 3-3, before Sidney Crosby and the Penguins scored late in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead and hold on for the victory.
Early Tested Moment: Jeff Zatkoff was tested very early in the game
He stood tall to a flurry of shots.
Janitor Moment: Sidney Crosby wasn't a fan of a broken stick in his spot on the ice on the power play.
So he moved them.
Tic-Tac-Toe Moment: More pretty passing on the Penguins power play to set up a goal.
Two games in a row, ridiculous puck movement for a power play goal.
Streak Breaking Moment: Evgeni Malkin scored a goal, his first in 15 games.
Neal wouldn't allow him to pass it and made him shoot to get a goal. The Malkin-Neal bromance is great.
Robbed Moment: James Neal was robbed by Kevin Poulin on what would have been a go-ahead goal in the 3rd period.
This would prove to not be a big issue, as Crosby scored the game winner shortly thereafter.
Milestone Moment: Sidney Crosby scored late in the 3rd to take a 4-3 lead.
It was his 250th career goal. He thought it was comical that his stick was broken but he scored anyways.
Two goals from Chris Kunitz. Two goals for Thomas Vanek. Colin McDonald also scored. Craig Adams tried to to destroy Frans Nielsen's kidneys with a cross check. Poulin was very good in the 3rd, but Sidney Crosby is Sidney Crosby. Craig Adams tried to to destroy Frans Nielsen in the kidneys with a cross check.
The Penguins head to Montreal to face the Canadiens tomorrow night. I look forward to hybrid icing getting booed. Go Pens.