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Make it 15: Penguins shut out Islanders 2-0, go undefeated in March

Mar 30, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

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You can make it 15 in a row for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pens extended their win streak to 15 straight games beating the Islanders 2-0 and they had to do it with a load of adversity.

They didn’t have Kris Letang or Paul Martin thanks to injuries. Sidney Crosby left the game early in the first period after taking a puck in the mouth and Chris Kunitz got tossed out after receiving a major penalty for hitting from behind.

None of that mattered as they had Matt Cooke scoring a goal and dominating on the penalty kill and Tomas Vokoun earning his second straight shutout and the team’s third in a row. James Neal added a goal as well, snapping a nine-game goalless drought.

The Penguins finish the month of March going 15-0-0 and now lead the Eastern Conference by nine points over Montreal. The Habs have three games in hand including one tonight against the Rangers. Next up for Pittsburgh: Buffalo at home on Tuesday night.

 

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