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Islanders shut down Penguins again to advance to 2nd round

May. 27, 2021 02:54 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — For the second time in three years, the New York Islanders did a masterful job shutting down Penguins stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, got some timely goals and are now headed to the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in...

Nelson helps Islanders beat Penguins 5-3 to reach 2nd round

May. 26, 2021 22:53 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders didn't get discouraged when they kept falling behind. They just kept their focus, got a big surge in the second period and ran past the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs. Brock Nelson scored twice in...

Sorokin, Islanders beat Penguins 4-1 in Game 4 to tie series

May. 23, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After two tough losses, the New York Islanders turned back to Ilya Sorokin in a game they needed to win, and the rookie goalie came through. Sorokin stopped 29 shots, Oliver Wahlstrom and Ryan Pulock each had a goal and an assist and the Islanders...

Tanev scores late, Penguins beat Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

May. 20, 2021 23:03 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Each time the New York Islanders tried to get some momentum, the Pittsburgh Penguins had an answer. And now they have the lead in their first-round playoff series. Brandon Tanev scored the tiebreaking goal with 3:36 left and the Penguins beat the...

Jarry rebounds with 37 saves, Pens even series with Isles

May. 18, 2021 23:12 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tristan Jarry challenged himself to simply be better following a shaky performance in Pittsburgh's playoff opener. Admittedly, the soft-spoken goaltender knew the bar wasn't particularly high. Not after giving up four goals — most of them on...

Palmieri's OT winner lifts Isles by Penguins 4-3 in Game 1

May. 16, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders brought Kyle Palmieri home at the trade deadline believing his mix of grit and scoring touch would make a difference in the playoffs. So far, so very good. Palmieri knocked a fluttering puck past Tristan...

Chemistry 101: COVID-19 protocols helped Pens bond quickly

May. 12, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nearly three dozen players made their way through the Pittsburgh Penguins locker room during the regular season, a byproduct of an injury list that seemed to remain in a constant state of flux. Some, such as captain Sidney Crosby, have been around...

Carter scores career-high 4 goals, Penguins blast Sabres 8-4

May. 06, 2021 22:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the final days of a 16th season that came in the form of a 56-game sprint and included a cross-country trade, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jeff Carter acknowledges his legs aren't exactly in top form. Funny, they sure looked fresh Thursday night...

Giroux, Hayes help Flyers to win over first-place Penguins

May. 03, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux had two goals and an assist, Kevin Hayes gave Philadelphia a rare early lead, and the Flyers skated to an easy 7-2 victory over the first-place Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night. Joel Farabee had a goal and two assists and Shayne...

Guentzel wins it in OT as Pens, Caps clinch playoffs

Apr. 30, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jake Guentzel scored his 22nd goal 2:11 into overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-4 victory over the Washington Capitals on Thursday night in a result that clinched both teams' place in the playoffs. Guentzel's winner on a one-time...