Skip to content

‘Nobody panicked’ as Penguins hold off Islanders

Feb 6, 2013, 12:06 AM EST

Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won four games in a row, jumping to the top of the Eastern Conference standings.

The Penguins jumped out to a 3-0 lead, then held off the New York Islanders in the third period to score a 4-2 victory at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Marc-Andre Fleury, who was pulled on in a 4-1 loss to the Islanders on Jan. 29, rebounded with a 32-save performance. He allowed a pair of goals 35 seconds apart early in the third period, however Pascal Dupuis preserved the win with an empty-net goal with 39 seconds remaining.

“Nobody panicked. Everybody stayed calm, stuck with it. We got a big [penalty] kill after that and didn’t give too much,” Fleury told NHL.com afterward.

Only 11,318 fans took in the game.

Sidney Crosby left the game briefly in the second period after taking a puck in the face, however he did return.

Latest Posts
  1. Report: Bernier travelling with Leafs to Tampa Bay

    Dec 29, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Jonathan Bernier Jonathan Bernier

    Missed Sunday’s game with flu-like symptoms.

  2. Devils’ coaching situation still has many, um, ‘variables’

    Dec 29, 2014, 12:40 AM EST

    Lou Lamoriello, Adam Oates, Scott Stevens AP

    GM and interim bench boss Lou Lamoriello’s making it up as he goes along.

  3. Boudreau has no clue when Perry may return

    Dec 29, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

    Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks - Game Five Getty Images

    “I don’t even know anymore.”

  4. Ducks’ defense steps up in OT win vs. Canucks

    Dec 28, 2014, 11:12 PM EST

    Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks Getty Images

    Literally, in the case of Cam Fowler’s game-winning goal.

  5. Kane is questionable for Jets on Monday

    Dec 28, 2014, 10:03 PM EST

    evanderk9 Getty Images

    Winnipeg recalled Patrice Cormier in case the power forward can’t play.

  6. Bergeron, Lucic are day-to-day for struggling Bruins

    Dec 28, 2014, 8:57 PM EST

    Boston Bruins v Montreal Canadiens Getty Images

    Head coach Claude Julien has some choice words for his team.

  7. Cardiac Cats: Panthers win as Reimer, Leafs fade in third

    Dec 28, 2014, 8:09 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Florida Panthers Getty Images

    Florida’s breathing down Toronto’s neck in the East standings.

  8. Leafs lose Panik to upper-body injury

    Dec 28, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    richardp Getty Images

    There are some concussion concerns.

  9. All Varlamov: Avalanche send Pickard to AHL

    Dec 28, 2014, 6:25 PM EST

    Calvin Pickard AP

    Reto Berra might not see much action going forward.

  10. Report: Blues’ Elliott medically cleared to play

    Dec 28, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    Brian Elliott Brian Elliott

    Has been out of St. Louis’ lineup since Nov. 25.

  11. Carter Ashton returns to Leafs’ lineup

    Dec 28, 2014, 5:00 PM EST

    carterashtongetty Getty Images

    Playing for the first time since Nov. 4

  12. Report: Blackhawks’ Richards to return Monday

    Dec 28, 2014, 4:15 PM EST

    Winnipeg Jets v Chicago Blackhawks Getty Images

    Has missed three games with an upper body injury.

  13. Letang, Hornqvist miss Pens’ practice

    Dec 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Toronto Maple Leafs v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    The forward will miss a few weeks with a lower body injury.

  14. Leafs place Komarov on IR (Updated)

    Dec 28, 2014, 2:45 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Toronto Maple Leafs Getty Images

    Recalled goaltender Christopher Gibson from AHL.

  15. Islanders activate Halak from IR

    Dec 28, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders Getty Images

    Kevin Poulin returned to Bridgeport.

  16. Predators place Derek Roy on waivers

    Dec 28, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Derek Roy Derek Roy

    Boston’s Matt Fraser also on the waiver wire.

Featured video

Holiday wish lists for NHL teams
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. C. Perry (2525)
  2. B. Bishop (2328)
  3. B. Elliott (1933)
  4. J. Halak (1849)
  5. S. Weiss (1754)
  1. N. Kronwall (1645)
  2. S. Varlamov (1637)
  3. J. Schwartz (1555)
  4. S. Crosby (1463)
  5. J. Howard (1355)