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Penguins 5 – Islanders 4 OT: Kunitz wins it for Penguins in OT

PENGUINS BEAT ISLANDERS 5-4 IN OT
Sidney Crosby drew a Brian Strait holding penalty 8:11 into overtime and then setup Chris Kunitz in the slot for a power play goal at 8:44 of overtime as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders 5-4 in overtime on Sunday afternoon in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series.
The Penguins blew a 4-2 third period lead and were outplayed for much of the game at even strength, but escaped in Game 3 due to special teams where the Penguins went 3 for 5 on the power play, getting two power play goals from Chris Kunitz and a power play marker from Jarome Iginla.
Sidney Crosby had three assists in the win.
Pittsburgh leads series, 2-1.
GOAL SCORING SUMMARY
1st PERIOD
NYI 1:43 Matt Moulson (2)
Assists: Kyle Okposo, Lubomir Visnovsky (NYI 1-0)
NYI 5:41 Casey Cizikas (1)
Assist: Michael Grabner (NYI 2-0)
PIT 13:18 Jarome Iginla (1) (Power Play)
Assists: Kris Letang, Sidney Crosby (NYI 2-1)
PIT 13:37 Chris Kunitz (1) (Power Play)
Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang (Tied 2-2)
PIT 19:00 Pascal Dupuis (3)
Assists: Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz (PIT 3-2)
2nd PERIOD
PIT 17:10 Douglas Murray (1)
Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Paul Martin (PIT 4-2)
3rd PERIOD
NYI 5:31 Kyle Okposo (2) (Shorthanded)
Assist: Frans Nielsen (PIT 4-3)
NYI 10:48 John Tavares (1)
Assist: Josh Bailey (Tied 4-4)
OVERTIME
PIT 8:44 Chris Kunitz (2) (Power Play)
Assists: Sidney Crosby, Paul Martin (PIT 5-4)

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