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NHL: Pittsburgh 4, NY Islanders 3

Feb. 7, 2008 at 11:22 PM

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Ryan Whitney scored twice on the power play Thursday and Kristopher Letang delivered the game-winner in Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders.

Pittsburgh moved into a tie with Philadelphia for the lead in the Atlantic Division, one point in front of New Jersey.

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Evgeni Malkin contributed three assists for the Penguins and Ty Conklin made 29 saves.

The Islanders have lost six in a row and eight of their last nine. Mike Comrie had two goals for New York.

Comrie tied it at 10:47 mark of the third period with a power-play goal.

Letang then gave Pittsburgh the victory with 3:39 remaining. He grabbed a turnover in the Islanders' zone and wristed a shot over the right shoulder of Rick DiPietro.

New York has scored just eight goals during its six straight losses.

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