Pens Shutout Islanders, 3-0

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — It was Brent Johnson’s night at the CONSOL Energy Center.

Not only did the Pens back-up goalie make 20 saves in a 3-0 win over the New York Islanders Wednesday night, but he also picked his first NHL fight with Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro.

The blanking of the Islanders officially goes into the record books as a team shutout because No. 1 goalie Marc-Andre Fleury played the final 16.5 seconds.

Johnson saw DiPietro take a shot at Matt Cooke in the third and the fight was on. Johnson planted a left hook and DiPietro hit the ice.

The Pens have won seven of eight without captain Sidney Crosby who has been out with a concussion. Evegeni Malkin has also been off the ice for five games with a sinus infection.

Tyler Kennedy scored at 8:08 in the first period with assists from Paul Martin and Zybnek Michalek.

Then, Chris Kunitz got a backhander past DiPietro at 13:10.

Both teams were held scoreless in the second period. Max Talbot made it 3-0 with an empty netter with less than a minute left on the clock.

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  1. Ron Orr says:

    Looks like the Pens picked up some toughness from the Steelers. Bring it on.

  2. Karla C. says:

    Johnny is a beast!!!! GO PENS!!!!!

  3. PENS FAN says:

    SAY WHAT? PENS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN TOUGH THEY ROCK THEY DONT NEED ANY TOUGHNESS FROM THE STEELERS!
    MOST FANS WOULD KNOW – THEY HAVE EARNED THEIR OWN

    1. CJ says:

      Agreed! HOCKEY FIGHT!!!!!! WHOA………

    2. Loves Crosby says:

      Thats right.. Pens are tough all on their own..

      LETS GO PENS!!!

  4. hockeyguy says:

    Took the words right outta my mouth Pens Fan. It takes alot of “toughness” to play, at the very least, 82 games a season. They’ve had it all along! Bring a fourth home boys!

  5. DD LOVES THE PENS says:

    Johnny rocks!! What a way to end the game!

    Let’s go Pens!! We are all looking forward to another Cup!

  6. RD says:

    I was really impressed when he did that I think its great he stood up for Cooke that’s signs of really caring for your team.

  7. Mon River Towing says:

    The reaction by Fleury was so funny.

    The Steelers and the NFL are pusssies compared to any hockey team. Imagine if Big Ben KO’d Aaron Rodgers with 20 seconds left in a game. Ben would be suspended, ostracized, and taken to court. Meanwhile this behavior in hockey is not only respected, it is encouraged. NFL is soft and you cant prove any different. Go Pens! Fantastic sport

  8. Billy Barou says:

    Best part was the NY goalie laughing up until he caught the left. Dummy.

    Go Pens…

  9. Ang says:

    Nothing better than a goalie fight!

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