facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

NHL: Pittsburgh 6, New York Islanders 4

Jan. 23, 2014 at 11:13 PM   |   Comments

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Olli Maatta put Pittsburgh in front for good during a four-goal outburst Thursday, sending the Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders.

New York, which had won two consecutive games, seized an early 2-0 lead before being steamrolled by the Pittsburgh surge.

Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins to tie the game after one period and Maatta gave Pittsburgh the lead 5:35 into the second.

A power-play goal from Kris Letang put the Penguins ahead by two and although the Islanders twice moved within one they could not rally all the way back.

Brandon Sutter's empty-net goal with four seconds to play clinched the victory, Pittsburgh's second in a row. The Penguins boosted their lead over the New York Rangers in the Metropolitan Division to 17 points.

The win went to Jeff Zatkoff, who made 30 saves. Kevin Poulin gave up five goals on 28 shots.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Hawks re-sign Mack
2
Red Sox sign Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo for 7-year deal
3
Rockets keep Garcia
4
Raiders LB Moore taken off field on stretcher
5
2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback