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Malkin, Penguins look to snap two-game losing streak

Oct 19, 2006 - 1:03 PM Pittsburgh (2-3-0) at NY Islanders (2-3-1) 7:30 pm EDT

UNIONDALE, New York (Ticker) - Behind rookie Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins try to snap a two-game losing streak when they visit the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Malkin made his NHL debut on Wednesday and scored Pittsburgh's only goal in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils. The second overall selection in the 2004 draft, Malkin was hurt in the preseason when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder on September 20.

Marc-Andre Fleury made 32 saves for the Penguins, who were blanked in their only power-play opportunity.

The Islanders try to regroup from a 2-1 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday. Miroslav Satan and Viktor Kozlov had an opportunity but failed to score in the shootout.

Mike Sillinger scored New York's goal in regulation while backup Mike Dunham played another strong game, making 32 saves.

The Islanders have struggled on the power play this season, going 4-for-32 (12.5 percent).

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