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Crosby, Penguins Too Much for Islanders

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    Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss cools down after giving up a goal to Penguins captain Sidney Crosby during the second period. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Resurgent Sidney Crosby scored two power-play goals, Marc-Andre Fleury returned from a concussion and made 38 saves and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Saturday night.

    Crosby scored his 10th and 11th goals of the season and has 10 points in his last seven games. After scoring just six goals in his first 32 games, Crosby has five scores in his last five contests.

    Fleury made his first start since Dec. 14. The Penguins won just three of eight games without him.

    The Penguins have nine power-play goals in their last seven games. They scored two against the Islanders, who killed a franchise-record 42 straight penalties before allowing one against Buffalo on Thursday night.

    The Islanders had won three of four. The Islanders won the final four meetings against Pittsburgh last season and were unbeaten in regulation against Metropolitan Division opponents entering Saturday.

    Islanders' goaltender Thomas Greiss got the start against his former team, making 22 saves on 26 shots before he was pulled in the second period. Christopher Gibson made 16 saves in his NHL debut. 


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