Game 21: Pittsburgh 5 – New York Islanders 3
Dynamic Duo: Keep them together? Evgeni Malkin (3 goals Р1 assist Р4 pts) and Sidney Crosby (1 goal Р2 assists Р3 pts) took over in the third period and the Islanders had no answer to slow them down. Down 3-1 in the third period, head coach Michel Therrien paired Crosby and Malkin together along with Petr Sykora. Crosby/Malkin combined for three goals in a 6 minute span to put the Penguins up 4-3 with eight minutes remaining in the third period. Malkin who led the Penguins late charge, capped off the Penguins third period surge with a empty net goal to record his first hat trick of the season
Curry may start against Buffalo
John Curry made 11 saves his first NHL appearance to record his first career NHL win Wednesday night. Michel Therrien would not committ to a start for Friday’s game against the Buffalo Sabres.
Talbot listed as day-to-day for now. More on this in a bit and on who will be called up.
From Earlier
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Max Talbot left the ice in the first period after taking a shot off of his left skate. Talbot was in serious pain and is not expected to return. More details following the gamePenguins score four unanswered goals behind the dynamic duo of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Penguins up 4-3 with 7:00 minutes remaining in the third period
Goaltender Dany Saboruin was pulled at 10:33 in the second period after giving up 3 goals on 14 shots. Goaltender John Curry is making his first appearance in an NHL Game.