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Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists, and Chris Kunitz posted his second hat trick of the season in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 6-1 rout of the New York Islanders on Sunday night.
Crosby's big night boosted his point total to an NHL-leading 45 and helped the Penguins win their fifth straight. James Neal had a goal and three assists, and Pascal Dupuis scored twice for Pittsburgh. Tomas Vokoun made 23 saves.
Brad Boyes scored the lone goal for New York, which had a five-game point streak snapped. Evgeni Nabokov stopped just 12 of 17 shots in two periods before getting pulled for the final 20 minutes.
The Penguins played without reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin, who sat out due to an upper body injury.
Kunitz more than picked up the slack. The veteran forward scored a pair of power-play goals in the first period and then added his third midway through the second as the Penguins began a home-heavy portion of their schedule with a blowout.
The Islanders had lost 13 ...
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