Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner notched two goals and one assist each as the New York Islanders demolished the short- handed Pittsburgh Penguins, 9-3, in a brawl-filled contest at Nassau Coliseum.
John Tavares tallied a goal and three helpers for the Islanders, who won for the fourth time in six games by setting a new season high for goals in one contest.
New York last registered nine goals in a 9-2 victory at Chicago on March 25, 2003, and last tallied nine at home during a 9-3 decision over Ottawa on December 17, 1992.
Travis Hamonic posted three points on a goal and two assists to back a victorious 35-save performance by Mikko Koskinen.
Tyler Kennedy, Kris Letang and Jordan Staal tallied for the Penguins, who have dropped three of four and failed to gain ground on idle Philadelphia in the race for the top spot in the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference.
Brent Johnson got the start and was tagged for six goals on 19 shots before being pulled early in the second period. Marc-Andre Fleury yielded two goals on nine shots until intermission, and Johnson allowed one more score on seven shots in the third.
The clubs combined for more than 300 penalty minutes.