Kunitz's 2nd PP goal gives Pens OT win over Isles

Kunitz's 2nd PP goal gives Pens OT win over Isles
May 5, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal in overtime against the New York Islanders in game three of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Pittsburgh won 5-4.

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play goal of the game 8:34 into overtime, off a pass from Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh Penguins shook off an early deficit and a late blown lead to beat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Sunday in Game 3 of the first-round series.

The Eastern Conference's top-seeded team rode severe ups and downs in taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 just 5:41 in but rallied to lead 3-2 before the first period was over. The comeback started with power-play goals just 19 seconds apart by Jarome Iginla and Kunitz.

The Penguins seemed in control in the third period, but New York erased a 4-2 deficit on goals by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares.

Game 4 is Tuesday on Long Island.