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Associated Press
10/19/2006 10:42:08 PM

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Sergei Gonchar scored Pittsburgh's third power-play goal 3:33 into overtime, and the Penguins used the kid tandem of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night.

Islanders captain Alexei Yashin was enjoying a three-point night, but he was in the penalty box when Gonchar took a pass from Ryan Whitney and ripped a shot in off the right post. Pittsburgh went 3-for-8 on the power play, using the advantage to take a 2-0 lead and then to win after falling behind in the second period.

Malkin scored his second goal in two NHL games to tie it 3-3 in the third, and the 19-year-old Crosby had three assists to help Pittsburgh snap a two-game losing streak.

Crosby dug the puck out from behind the net and found Malkin with a pass near the right post. Malkin wasted no time in knocking a shot past surprised goalie Mike Dunham to tie it 8:08 into the third period.

After the Islanders fell behind 2-0 early in the period, Yashin scored his third of the season with 4:17 left to cut the deficit in half. He then earned the primary assists on power-play goals by Mike Sillinger and Jason Blake 1:09 apart.

But it wasn't enough to give Dunham his third win in four starts in place of Rick DiPietro, who is nursing a groin injury. DiPietro, in the first month of a 15-year contract with New York, sat on the bench but is still a few days away from game action.

Dunham made 32 saves to earn a point for the Islanders and has been solid during DiPietro's absence.

The 34-year-old journeyman, in his first season with the Islanders, allowed four goals on 50 shots at Anaheim on Oct. 11 to give New York its first win of the season after DiPietro lost three straight. Dunham made 31 saves in beating Boston three nights later in the home opener, before dropping a 2-1 shootout decision to Nashville on Monday night.

Michel Ouellet gave Pittsburgh the lead 8:24 into the game with a power-play goal, set up Crosby and Malkin. Nils Ekman netted the Penguins' seventh man-advantage goal in 31 chances this season at 4:55 of the second.

Malkin, the 20-year-old Russian selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2004 draft, scored his first NHL goal in a 2-1 home loss to New Jersey on Wednesday. Crosby, the first overall choice in last year's draft, snapped a two-game pointless streak.

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That was a big goal by Malkin to tie the game. Great to see that he's playing well... for the Pittsburgh organisation that is.

If they can get some better wingers and move Malkin down to the 2nd line center position, they could end up being a Sakic/Forsberg kind of duo.
 

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Yeah that Malkin kid looks like he's going to be pretty decent huh.Oh by the way his parents are in Pittsburgh now, going to be at the game tomorrow:thumbsup:
 

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Yeah that Malkin kid looks like he's going to be pretty decent huh.Oh by the way his parents are in Pittsburgh now, going to be at the game tomorrow:thumbsup:
Thanks for the update grapepul!!
 

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Yeah that Malkin kid looks like he's going to be pretty decent huh.Oh by the way his parents are in Pittsburgh now, going to be at the game tomorrow:thumbsup:
As angry as the Russians are about the way Malkin disappeared on them, I'm a bit surprised his parents were able to get visas to watch him play here. It's nice and all, but a little surprising.
 
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