Posted October 27, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Evgeni Malkin's shootout goal capped a rally from a two-goal deficit in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins extended their winning streak to five with a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. Pittsburgh's second shooter of the shootout, Malkin walked in against Rick DiPietro - inserted into the game to relieve Evgeni Nabokov when the shootout began - made multiple dekes in close and slid the puck under a sprawling DiPietro with his backhand. Chris Kunitz and James Neal scored 2:46 apart early in the third period less than a minute after Matt Martin had given the Islanders a 2-0 lead. Frans Nielsen had a first-period goal for New York, which has lost four in a row overall and hasn't won in Pittsburgh in almost four years. The Penguins have won 12 consecutive home games against the Islanders. The win was the first for Pittsburgh when trailing after two periods since April 3, 2010, against Atlanta. The Penguins (44-28) and Islanders (37-29) have two of...
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