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NY Islanders rally to beat Pittsburgh Penguins at home

AP , UNIONDALE, NEW YORK

In his return to the bench for one night only, the Al Arbour-led New York Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Saturday.

Arbour was behind the bench for the Islanders' four Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s and was invited back to coach the team for the 1,500th time. He earned win No. 740 behind two goals by Miroslav Satan, with the winner coming with only 2:41 left when Satan put in a rebound of Marc-Andre Bergeron's shot.

Trent Hunter got New York within 2-1 midway through the second after Ryan Malone and rookie Tyler Kennedy built the advantage for the Penguins, 1-2 on a four-game road trip.

Thrashers 6, Lightning 4

At Tampa, Florida, Pascal Dupuis scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period, Ilya Kovalchuk had his second consecutive three-goal game and Atlanta rallied to beat Tampa Bay.

Dupuis put Atlanta ahead 5-4 from the low slot off a pass from Bryan Little with 2:08 left to play. Kovalchuk, who had a hat trick in Thursday night's loss to Ottawa, completed another three-goal performance with an empty-net goal with 1:22 to play.

Tampa Bay's Shane O'Brien snapped a personal 76-game goal-scoring drought, scoring twice in the first period. Michel Ouellet and Brad Richards also scored for the Lightning, who are 5-1-1 at home this season.

Hurricanes 4, Panthers 2

At Raleigh, North Carolina, Matt Cullen had a power-play goal and an assist and Cory Stillman also scored with the man advantage for Carolina.

Chad LaRose and Trevor Letowski also scored, and Jeff Hamilton and Rod Brind'Amour each had two assists for the Hurricanes.

Carolina snapped Florida's two-game winning streak and avoided its second two-game losing streak by avenging a two-goal loss to the Panthers three days earlier.

Jay Bouwmeester and Richard Zednik scored for the Panthers, who fell to 2-6 on the road.

Maple Leafs 3, Canadiens 2

At Montreal, Matt Stajan scored an unassisted goal late in the third period to lift Toronto over Montreal.

Stajan broke down the right side and put a slap shot past Cristobal Huet with 1:34 remaining in the third and Toronto went on to its first win in three games.

Tomas Kaberle and Mats Sundin also scored for the Maple Leafs, who lost 3-2 in New Jersey one night earlier. Vesa Toskala stopped 32 shots.

In other games, it was: Senators 3, Bruins 2; Rangers 2, Devils 1; Wild 4, Flames 1; Blackhawks 3, Blues 2; Canucks 4, Avalanche 3; Ducks 5, Coyotes 2; Sharks 3, Kings 1.

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