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Kennedy’s OT Goal Extends Pens’ Win Streak To 12

March 25, 2013
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Tyler Kennedy scored the deciding goal halfway through overtime on Sunday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to their 12th consecutive victory, a 2-1 decision over Philadelphia.

With assists by Matt Niskanen and Pascal Dupuis, Kennedy recorded his fifth goal of the season at 2:23 of the extra period.

Team captain Sidney Crosby had tied the game at 1-1 on a 5-on-3 power play goal, his 14th of the year and his league-leading 53rd point, with 6:14 remaining in regulation time.  Claude Giroux posted the only score for Philadelphia (13-16-2) on a power play with 5:51 left in the second period.

Marc-Andre Fleury (17-5) stopped 27 of 28 Flyers shots to post the win in goal.

On Friday in Uniondale, New York, the Penguins bounced back from deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to beat the Islanders 4-2.  Goals by Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz tied the contest at 1-1 and 2-2.  Brandon Sutter gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead 1:46 into the third period.  Dupuis scored on an empty-netter with less than one second remaining in the game.  Tomas Vokoun (8-3) made 33 stops on 35 shots to pick up the win.  Mark Streit and Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders.

Pittsburgh (25-8) will host Montreal (20-6-5) on Tuesday night.  Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.

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