Letang scores in OT, Penguins bounce back vs Islanders

Kris Letang scored 1:24 into overtime

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NEW YORK (AP) – Kris Letang scored 1:24 into overtime, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the last-place New York Islanders 3-2 on Friday night to rebound from one of their worst losses in recent memory.

Sidney Crosby set up the winner by faking a shot and then passing to Letang, who fired in his second of the season.

Pittsburgh was beaten 7-1 by the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, its biggest defeat during coach Mike Sullivan’s nearly year-long tenure.

Matt Murray had 20 saves, and the Penguins also got goals from Crosby and Trevor Daley.

The Islanders dropped their fourth straight and are mired in a 1-3-4 stretch. Jaroslav Halak was cool under pressure in the third period and stopped 32 shots in his seventh straight start.

Brock Nelson scored on a power play early in the second period, and rookie Anthony Beauvillier got his second goal 42 seconds later for the Islanders.

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