Wed, Feb 21, 2007 - Page 7 News List

New York Islanders net comeback win, end Penguins' run


Mike Sillinger scored the winning goal with 26.8 seconds left and the New York Islanders snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins' point streak at 16 games with a rousing, 6-5 comeback victory on Monday.

The Penguins, riding a 14-0-2 surge that vaulted them up the Eastern Conference standings, got three goals from Ryan Malone, two from Mark Recchi and four assists from NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby, but couldn't survive shaky goaltending by Marc-Andre Fleury.

Sillinger took a pass from Andy Hilbert in the high slot and got off a shot that hit under Fleury's left arm and carried into the net for his 20th goal.

Chris Simon scored twice for New York, Viktor Kozlov, Jason Blake and Miroslav Satan added goals, and Marc-Andre Bergeron had two assists in his Islanders debut one day after being acquired from Edmonton.

Predators 4, Coyotes 1

At Nashville, Tennessee, Scott Hartnell scored twice in 23 seconds and Nashville went back on top of the Western Conference by beating Phoenix.

The Predators, who snapped a two-game losing streak, leapfrogged idle Detroit into first place in the Central Division and the West. They did it despite not getting any points from new forward Peter Forsberg for the second straight game since he joined Nashville.

Jean-Pierre Dumont and Jason Arnott also scored for Nashville, tied with Buffalo for the overall lead in the NHL with 83 points.

Oleg Saprykin spoiled Tomas Vokoun's shutout bid by scoring Phoenix's lone goal with 2:46 left.

Vokoun finished with 22 saves.

Curtis Joseph made 31 in a losing cause.

Bruins 6, Flyers 3

At Philadelphia, Petr Tenkrat scored twice during a wild second period and helped Boston beat Philadelphia.

Marco Sturm, P.J. Axelsson, Brandon Bochenski and Marc Savard also scored for the Bruins, who have won four of five.

Jeff Carter, Kyle Calder, and Scottie Upshall, playing his first game in Philadelphia since being acquired on Thursday, scored for the Flyers.

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