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.

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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