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Penguins Vs. Islanders Final Score: James Neal Helps Pens To 6-3 Victory

The New York Islanders, wearing the hideous alternate uniforms that have earned them scorn all over the internet, managed to hang with the Sidney Crosby-less Pittsburgh Penguins for the better part of two periods Saturday night. But eventually, talent and good taste won out, and the Pens won, 6-3.

After a 2-2 first period, the Islanders’ Kyle Okposo scored early in the second period on a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury.

A few minutes later, though, James Neal scored his second goal of the game on a 5-on-3, as Steve Sullivan fired toward the net and Neal and Chris Kunitz pounced on the loose puck.

After that, it was all Pens. Pascal Dupuis sent in a slapshot late in the second period. In the third, Matt Cooke picked up a rebound of a shot by Tyler Kennedy to give the Pens a 5-3 lead. Then Paul Martin scored his first goal of the season when a weak-looking shot from the side somehow got past Islanders goalie Al Montoya.

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Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.