PITTSBURGH — From PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins lost to the New York Islanders 6-3, Tuesday night. Dan Kingerski breaks down the good performances from players like Dominik Simon, assesses Daniel Sprong’s assertiveness, and puts the game into perspective.
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Kingerski goes into detail on Simon and Sprong. He also further explores Matt Cullen’s comments about the team being frustrated and losing their composure. You can read more about Matt Cullen’s comments on PHN Extra.
Jordan Eberle had a pair of goals, including a power-play goal for the Islanders. Andrew Ladd, Matt Martin, Brock Nelson and former Penguin Tom Kuhnhackl had the others. The Penguins organization also honored Kuhnhackl in the second period with a video tribute. The Islanders forward won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins.
Simon, Sidney Crosby, and Evgeni Malkin scored for the Penguins, whose four-game winning streak was snapped. The Penguins will play the Islanders again Thursday in New York.
The Penguins lead the Metro Division by one point over the Islanders, but the Penguins also have one game in hand. The Penguins record fell to 6-2-2, while the Islanders improved to 6-4-1. The Islanders are tied with the upstart Carolina Hurricanes, who are 6-5-0 but setting the hockey social media world on fire with choreographed postgame celebrations.