They do not have to be pretty to count. The Pittsburgh Penguins out scrapped the New York Islanders, 1-0 at UBS Arena on Friday night.
Kasperi Kapanen scored the only goal. Tristan Jarry notched his third shutout in five games. And the New York Islanders lost their eighth straight game.
The Penguins thoroughly dominated the Islanders in their new UBS Arena over the first 10 minutes. However, the Penguins didn’t get a goal. In fact, neither team scored in the first period.
The Penguins outshot New York 12-6 in the first period and had a few more glorious chances in the first half of the second period.
The Penguins had a pair of breakaways late in the third period as the Islanders pressed, but Islanders goalies Ilya Sorokin nullified Jason Zucker and Sidney Crosby.
What did the Penguins do right? Who had a rough night and who was on his skates?
Join PHN Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski as he breaks down the game, the good, the bad, the ugly and the funny. The show starts at 10:35 p.m.: