Struggling Penguins fall to Islanders, 4-1


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The Penguins could not get untracked and fell to the New York Islanders, 4-1, tonight at Consol Energy Center, at times drawing boos from the crowd.

The loss dropped them to 0-2 at home, 3-3 overall.

The Islanders got the only goal of the first period, from Casey Cizikas on a wraparound at 16:01. It was Cizikas' first career goal.

New York extended its lead in the second period.

Michael Grabner scored on a breakaway after Deryk Engelland bobbled the puck at the blue line. Grabner's shot dribbled in off of the glove of Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury to make it 2-0 at 6:46.

The Islanders then got a couple of power play goals.

John Tavares scored on a one-timer at 15:22 to make it 3-0. Brad Boyes sailed a shot off the end boards, scrambled to catch up to the puck and set up Matt Mouloson, who batted it in from in front to make it 4-0 at 17:15.

For the start of the third period, Tomas Vokoun replaced Fleury in goal.

The Penguins' Pascal Dupuis, on a rebound of a Chris Kunitz shot, broke up the shutout and made it 4-1 with 1:09 left in regulation.

The Penguins next play Thursday against the Rangers in New York.

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Shelly Anderson: shanderson@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1721 or Twitter @pgshelly First Published January 30, 2013 3:15 AM


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