Islanders sweep home-and-home from Penguins
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.
Lee's third goal of the season at 2:38 came on a tip-in of Lubomir Visnovsky's slap shot that got past backup goalie Thomas Greiss. Brock Nelson added a power-play goal at 9:47 — his team-leading 10th tally — and Islanders captain John Tavares closed the scoring with his eighth at 15:46.
New York had tied it 1-1 in the second period on a goal by Matt Martin.
The Islanders and Penguins — intense rivals since they met in the 2013 playoffs — in 2013 — played to a 5-4 shootout victory by New York on Friday.
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