Monday, April 23, 2018
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Pens rebound with OT win

NEW YORK — Kris Letang scored 1:24 into overtime, helping the Penguins beat the last-place Islanders 3-2 on Friday night to rebound from one of their worst losses in recent memory.

Sidney Crosby set up the winner by faking a shot and then passing to Letang, who scored his second of the season.

Pittsburgh was beaten 7-1 by the Capitals on Wednesday, its biggest defeat during coach Mike Sullivan's nearly year-long tenure.

"It's a good response for our team," Letang said. "I think the first and the third, including OT, we dictated play."

Matt Murray had 20 saves, and the Penguins also got goals from Crosby — his 11th in his 11 games this season — and Trevor Daley.

The Islanders dropped their fourth straight and are mired in a 1-3-4 stretch.

Game highlights: Jay Beagle scored with 5:11 left in the third period to give the injury-ravaged host Capitals a 1-0 win over the Red Wings. Washington played most of the game with nine forwards after losing three to injuries in the first period. … Matt Calvert scored the short-handed winner in the third period to help the Blue Jackets defeat the Rangers 4-2 for their franchise-record seventh straight home win. Calvert left the game at 9:28 of the second when he took a slap shot to the forehead and returned after getting more than 30 stitches. … The Canadiens lost their third straight, 3-2 to the host Hurricanes. They are 22-37-4 over their past 63 games in which goalie Carey Price doesn't start.

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