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NHL: Pittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 4 (OT)

Oct. 29, 2003 at 10:33 PM

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Mario Lemieux picked up his 1,700th career point Wednesday night, but Pittsburgh had to settle for a 4-4 tie with the New York Islanders.

Eight of the 35 saves by Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury came in overtime, including a pair of spectacular stops on Michael Peca. With 2:07 left, Fleury gloved a wrister by Peca, then preserved the tie again in the closing seconds when he knocked away a slap shot from the high slot.

Lemieux's 1,700th point came as an assist on defenseman Dick Tarnstrom's goal with 16 seconds left in the first period that haved Pittsburgh's deficit to 2-1.

The milestone sparked the Penguins, who rattled off three more goals before letting a 4-2 lead slip away in the third period.

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