The Pittsburgh Penguins 10-game home winning streak was snapped on Tuesday night as the New York Islanders pulled off a 5-3 upset behind an opportunistic offense and solid goaltending by Evgeni Nabokov. The Pens put a whopping 54 shots on goal, but there was simply not enough time to climb out of a three-goal deficit in the final period. The shots were largely generated on the perimeter, and that combined with a sub-par performance from Marc-Andre Fleury ended the home winning streak.
James Neal cut the lead to two goals with his second of the game and 37th goal of the season but it was too little, too late. Neal scored off a feed from Evgeni Malkin to convert a power play and make it 5-3. But it would end there, as Al Montoya, who replaced Nabokov in the third period with the comfortable lead, stuffed any hopes of a miracle comeback in the final five minutes.
The Pens don't have to wait long for a shot at revenge, as they now travel to Long Island to face this same New York team on Thursday night.