PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Patric Hornqvist, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel also scored – each getting his third of the season – to help the Penguins win for the third time in four games and improve to 5-0-1 at home.
Crosby, playing for the second straight game after missing the first six with a concussion, scored with 2:25 left as he caught a pass from Scott Wilson at the top of the crease and quickly turned to his forehand to put the puck behind Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak.
Kessel added a power-play goal to cap the scoring 32 seconds later.
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots while starting for the eighth straight game.
Travis Hamonic and Shane Prince scored for the Islanders, and Halak finished with 31 saves.
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