Chris Kunitz scored 8:44 into overtime on Sunday afternoon, giving the Pittsburgh Penguins a 5-4 road victory over the New York Islanders and a 2-games-to-one advantage in their best-of-seven opening-round Stanley Cup Playoff series.
Game four will be played Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. Radio pregame airtime on 96.3 KQW will be 6:30 PM.
The winning tally marked the second power play goal of the game for Kunitz. Jarome Iginla scored on a 5-3 advantage. Pascal Dupuis and Douglas Murray also found the net for Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby recorded three assists in his second game back on the ice since he sat out more than a month with a broken jaw. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 32 of 36 shots for the win.
Matt Moulson and Casey Cizikas both scored early to give the Islanders a 2-0, but Iginla and Kunitz tied the game with power play goals some 19 seconds apart. The Penguins held a 3-2 lead after the first period and a 4-2 advantage after the second frame.
Kyle Okposo and John Tavares also scored for the Islanders. Evgeni Nabokov took the loss in goal. Nabokov stopped 20 of Pittsburgh’s 25 shots.