Stat Trick: Isles 3, Penguins 2. Tavares Notches First Career Game-Winner

November 27th, 2009 by Eric Hornick Leave a reply »
Sean Bergeheim and John Tavares scored third period goals as the Isles rallied to defeat the Penguins 3-2. On to the trick: 1. Josh Bailey and Evgeny Malkin traded first period goals. Bailey's goal gave the Islanders four players with at least seven goals before Malkin became just the second Penguin to reach the 10 goal mark. Mark Streit and Freddy Meyer assisted on the Bailey goal. Streit has an assist in three straight games while Meyer tied a career high with two assists in the game.  2. Matt Cooke scored on a rebound 7:12 into the second period to give the Penguins the lead, but the game changed later in the session when the Penguins failed to capitalize on 5:05 of consecutive power play, including a 55 second 5-on-3. The Pens went 0-5 on the power-play, and are 4-55 in their last 14 games; they're also 0-8 against the Islanders this season. The Isles have killed 23-of-25 over the last six games.  3. Sean Bergenheim evened the score just 84 seconds into the third period, setting the stage for John Tavares. Taveres, who had recorded the first goal, assist and point of his career against the Penguins on Oct. 3, scored the winner with 6:12 to play. He leads all rookies w ...

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