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NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Islanders 1

March 10, 2013 at 9:58 PM   |   Comments

PITTSBURGH, March 10 (UPI) -- Chris Kunitz notched a hat trick with two assists and Sidney Crosby assisted on five goals Sunday in Pittsburgh's 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders.

Kunitz's five-point performance was a career high and Crosby's five assists tied a personal best as the Penguins reeled off a fifth straight win.

Pascal Dupuis added two goals and James Neal tallied with two assists in the one-sided victory.

Tomas Vokoun turned aside 23-of-24 shots to earn the win.

Starting Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov was pulled after two periods. He was torched for five goals on 17 shots.

Kevin Poulin stopped 10-of-11 shots the rest of the way.

Brad Boyes netted New York's only goal.

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