Penguins top Islanders 4-3 on Crosby’s shootout goal

NHL
Sidney Crosby, Semyon Varlamov

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) and New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) watch as a shot by Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) approaches the goal line near the end of the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Uniondale, N.Y. The shot tied the game, which the Penguins won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

UNIONDALE, L.I. — Sidney Crosby scored the only goal of the shootout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-3 comeback victory over the New York Islanders.

Casey DeSmith made 26 saves for the victory including five stops in overtime plus all three of the Islanders’ attempts in the shootout.

Mathew Barzal had given the Islanders a 3-2 late in the third period before Evgeni Malkin tied it for the Penguins with 18 seconds remaining.

Casey Cizikas and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for the Islanders.

Bryan Rust and Zach Aston-Reese had the other goals for the Penguins.

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