NHL: Pittsburgh 2, New York Islanders 0

March 30, 2013 at 4:22 PM
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PITTSBURGH, March 30 (UPI) -- Tomas Vokoun logged a second straight shutout Saturday and Pittsburgh completed an NHL-record undefeated March with a 2-0 win over the New York Islanders.

Vokoun turned aside all 11 shots he saw in the final period as the Penguins were netting a pair of goals to break a scoreless tie. He turn in his third whitewash of the season, and second in two starts, for the streaking Penguins, who have won 15 straight games overall and 12 straight at home.

Vokoun, starting in place of the injured Marc-Andre Fleury, blanked Winnipeg 4-0 Thursday.

Matt Cooke tallied 8:10 into the third period and James Neal added an insurance tally for the Pens, who finished March 15-0 -- becoming the first NHL team to go undefeated in a calendar month with at least 10 games.

Evgeni Nabokov made 25 saves for the Islanders, whose three-game streak was broken.

Penguins star center Sidney Crosby exited the game early in the first period after being struck in the face by a shot from teammate Brooks Orpik.

The squad also announced defenseman Paul Martin will miss the rest of the regular season due to a broken bone in his wrist that will require surgery.

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