Penguins Blank Isles For 15th Straight Victory


Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) —  The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders 2-0 on Saturday for their 15th-straight win.

Matt Cooke and James Neal both scored in the third to secure the victory.

The Penguins overcame an injury to Sidney Crosby, who was hit in the face by a puck and did not return.  Pittsburgh went 15-0-0 in the month of March, the first perfect month in NHL history.

Tomas Vokoun stopped 25 shots for the Penguins (28-8-0, 56 pts), who moved to within two wins of the NHL record of 17 straight victories set by the 1992-93 Penguins.

The game was the Pittsburgh debut for six-time All-Star Jarome Iginla, who was acquired earlier in the week from the Calgary Flames.

New York (16-16-3, 35 pts) had their three-game winning streak snapped.

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