UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders that stretched their winning streak to 11 games on Friday night.
Sutter took a pass from Matt Cooke in front off a 2-on-1 rush and scored past goalie Evgeni Nabokov 1:46 into the third period. Joe Vitale and Chris Kunitz had second-period goals for Pittsburgh, which erased a pair of one-goal deficits after a sluggish first period.
Pascal Dupuis added an empty-net goal with less than a second remaining, with an assist from Vokoun, to make it 4-2.
The Islanders have led or been tied in the third period of 25 of their 31 games, but have won only 13 (13-9-3).
New York has been outscored 9-0 in the third period during this homestand, including allowing three final-period goals in a 5-2 loss to Montreal on Thursday.
New York had its only power play when Pascal Dupuis went off for slashing with under 8 minutes left, but failed to capitalize. Pittsburgh went on its second power play before the Islanders advantage ended.
New York had another fruitless power play that started with 3:21 remaining.
The Islanders nearly tied it less than a minute after falling behind, but defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky's long drive caromed off Vokoun's glove and then struck the crossbar. It was so close to going in that Visnovsky threw his arms up in celebration.
Vokoun has earned five wins in the streak while splitting time in goal with Marc-Andre Fleury.