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NHL: Pittsburgh 5, N.Y. Islanders 1

Nov. 3, 2005 at 10:58 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Rookie Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist Thursday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders, 5-1.

Erik Christensen had one goal, Ray Whitney had three assists, Mario Lemieux added three assists and Sebastien Caron made 22 saves for the Penguins (3-5-5), who have won three of four after beginning the season 0-4-5.

Alexei Yashin scored the lone goal and Rick DiPietro stopped 28 of 33 shots for New York (6-7-0), which has lost three of its last four contests.

Pittsburgh out-shot the Islanders, 33-23. The Penguins were 2-for-8 on the power play while the Islanders went 0-for-4.

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