10/18/14: Pittsburgh Penguins 3 New York Islanders 1

1st Islanders Goal (Hickey), Even

  • NY Islanders Contributions
    B. Nelson – picks up a loose puck at the right-side boards along the Penguins blue line after Maatta falls in the neutral zone and takes Strome out with him, skates it down to the right faceoff dot, then loses control of the puck as Letang pokes his stick
    R. Strome – gets the loose puck right behind Nelson and makes a pass across the ice to Hickey at the inside edge of the left faceoff circle as he gets away from Crosby’s coverage
    T. Hickey – corrals the puck and shoots a wrist shot back to Fleury’s glove-side that Fleury can’t reach as he’s sliding the other way with the play
  • Pittsburgh Faults
    O. Maatta – reaches out for a loose puck in the neutral zone and misplays it before losing an edge and falling to the ice out of the play where he can’t recover as the Islanders swarm the Penguins zone
    S. Crosby – can’t keep up with Hickey jumping into the play and loses coverage of him as he gets the pass and scores

1st Penguins Goal (Malkin), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    P. Hornqvist – digs the puck away from Halak on the left side of the net, takes it behind the net, and backhands a pass to Crosby at the bottom of the right faceoff circle
    S. Crosby – makes a one-touch pass to Malkin moving into the high slot
    E. Malkin – quickly fires a wrist shot past Halak’s right shoulder into the net
  • NY Islanders Faults
    C. Conacher – in the penalty box for hooking
    C. Clutterbuck – not in the penalty box, but the man who caused the too many men penalty by playing a puck right off of the bench before his guy was off the ice

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2nd Penguins Goal (Hornqvist), Powerplay

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    K. Letang – retrieves a loose puck in the left corner of the Islanders zone after a blocked shot and passes it across to Malkin above the right faceoff circle
    E. Malkin – stops the puck and takes a slapshot towards the net
    P. Hornqvist – sets a screen in front of Halak and then deflects the puck past his blocker
  • NY Islanders Faults
    C. Clutterbuck – not in the penalty box, but the man who caused the too many men penalty by playing a puck right off of the bench before his guy was off the ice

3rd Penguins Goal (Hornqvist), Even

  • Pittsburgh Contributions
    S. Crosby – blocks a shot by Nielsen in front of the net and passes the puck to Kunitz exiting the Penguins zone
    C. Kunitz – slides the puck forwards into the Islanders zone for Hornqvist, who has no one in between him and the empty net
    P. Hornqvist – catches up to the puck in the Islanders zone and slides it into the empty net
  • NY Islanders Faults
    N. Leddy – tries to step up on Kunitz and mostly misses, allowing him to move the puck to Hornqvist for the empty net

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