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Penguins hope to end three-game skid

Dec 11, 2008 - 11:30 AM NY Islanders (10-16-2) at Pittsburgh (15-9-4), 7:30 pm EST

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- A rough start in December can be linked to the Pittsburgh Penguins beginning to sorely miss injured goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.

The Penguins are expected to be without Fleury, once again, when they try to snap a three-game losing streak against the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Trudging through a 1-3-1 start in December, the Penguins have been without Fleury for the last 11 contests, and are 4-5-2 in his absence. Dany Sabourin has started six straight games.

They have also been hit hard by injuries to defensemen with Hal Gill (shoulder), Ryan Whitney (foot surgery), Sergei Gonchar (shoulder surgery) and Philippe Boucher (an undisclosed injury) all sidelined.

Pittsburgh center Evgeni Malkin has 43 points (10 goals and 33 assists) in his last 24 games. He leads the NHL with 46 points overall.

Captain Sidney Crosby is a close second, trailing his Russian teammate by five points. The 21-year-old has 13 goals and 28 assists. He was held scoreless in the Penguins' 4-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, snapping his seven-game points streak.

The Islanders have also failed to generate any positive momentum in December, losing four straight games. They have also dropped six of their last seven.

New York fell to 7-15-2 against Eastern Conference teams after a 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Doug Weight had a goal, bringing his point total in his last 16 games to 16 (four goals and 12 assists). He is five points shy of 1,000 for his career.






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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 1 0 1 2
    PITTSBURGH 4 4 1 9 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - PASCAL DUPUIS 4 (MIROSLAV SATAN, ROB SCUDERI) 6:25
    PIT - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 11 (MATT COOKE, SIDNEY CROSBY)
    13:49
    NYI - (PP) MARK STREIT 7 (DOUG WEIGHT, TRENT HUNTER) 17:29
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 8 (EVGENI MALKIN, R

    Dec 11 10:13 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 2
    PITTSBURGH 9 0:10 LEFT, 3RD PRD

    Islanders 2, Penguins 9  3rd - 0:10Dec 11 10:08 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 2
    PITTSBURGH 8
    3RD PRD: NYI - ANDY SUTTON 1 (JOSH BAILEY) 13:06

    Islanders 2, Penguins 8  3rd - 6:54Dec 11 9:55 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 1 0 1
    PITTSBURGH 4 4 8 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - PASCAL DUPUIS 4 (MIROSLAV SATAN, ROB SCUDERI) 6:25
    PIT - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 11 (MATT COOKE, SIDNEY CROSBY)
    13:49
    NYI - (PP) MARK STREIT 7 (DOUG WEIGHT, TRENT HUNTER) 17:29
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 8 (EVG

    Dec 11 9:15 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 8
    2ND PRD: PIT - PASCAL DUPUIS 5 (JORDAN STAAL) 19:29

    Islanders 1, Penguins 8  2nd - 0:31Dec 11 9:15 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 7
    2ND PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 10 (SIDNEY CROSBY, JORDAN STAAL) 15:42

    Islanders 1, Penguins 7  2nd - 4:18Dec 11 9:06 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 6
    2ND PRD: PIT - (PP) PETR SYKORA 9 (ALEX GOLIGOSKI, MAXIME TALBOT) 7:53

    Islanders 1, Penguins 6  2nd - 12:07Dec 11 8:51 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 5
    2ND PRD: PIT - EVGENI MALKIN 12 (ALEX GOLIGOSKI, PETR SYKORA) 2:12

    Islanders 1, Penguins 5  2nd - 17:48Dec 11 8:37 PM
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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    NY ISLANDERS 1 1
    PITTSBURGH 4 4 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - PASCAL DUPUIS 4 (MIROSLAV SATAN, ROB SCUDERI) 6:25
    PIT - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 11 (MATT COOKE, SIDNEY CROSBY)
    13:49
    NYI - (PP) MARK STREIT 7 (DOUG WEIGHT, TRENT HUNTER) 17:29
    PIT - PETR SYKORA 8 (EVG

    Dec 11 8:16 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 4
    1ST PRD: PIT - PHILIPPE BOUCHER 1 (SIDNEY CROSBY, MIROSLAV SATAN)
    18:19

    Islanders 1, Penguins 4  1st - 1:41Dec 11 8:15 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 3
    1ST PRD: PIT - PETR SYKORA 8 (EVGENI MALKIN, RUSLAN FEDOTENKO) 17:40

    Islanders 1, Penguins 3  1st - 2:20Dec 11 8:13 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 1
    PITTSBURGH 2
    1ST PRD: NYI - (PP) MARK STREIT 7 (DOUG WEIGHT, TRENT HUNTER) 17:29

    Islanders 1, Penguins 2  1st - 2:31Dec 11 8:13 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 0
    PITTSBURGH 2
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) MIROSLAV SATAN 11 (MATT COOKE, SIDNEY CROSBY)
    13:49 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Islanders 0, Penguins 2  1st - 6:11Dec 11 8:04 PM


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    NY ISLANDERS 0
    PITTSBURGH 1
    1ST PRD: PIT - PASCAL DUPUIS 4 (MIROSLAV SATAN, ROB SCUDERI) 6:25

    Islanders 0, Penguins 1  1st - 13:35Dec 11 7:50 PM
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