Josh Bailey gets a great chance at 0:53 of the second period. Fleury denies him. Isles are applying a lot of pressure in the first three minutes. Trend reverses and now Pittsburgh is dominating. Sean Bergenheim breaks out but can't get a shot off at about 5:00. Hooking on Bruno Gervais at 5:28. Bergy breaks out again at the end of penalty, but misses the net. Nevertheless, nice PK by the Isles. Holy postshot Batman at 7:32 by Radek Martinek. Jack Hillen is impressing at both ends of the ice. Hall Gil takes a hooking penalty at 11:59, but the Islanders do nothing. Ruslan Fedotenko takes a high sticking penalty at 15:36. Islanders get no shots. Pretty unremarkable play for the rest of the period. Pittsburgh is out shooting the Islanders 18-17 after two periods.
Play is sloppy at the start of the third period, but there have been chances for Pittsburgh. Eric Godard takes a penalty at 3:30. Play stops at after some mass pressure on Fluery. Brendan Witt plays forward again on the PP. Isles again no shots on the PP. Nice shot by Tim Jackman on a 3 on 2 at 7:47. Good pressure by the Isles during the eight minute. That shot definitely hit the cross bar. No way that is a goal at 9:56. Original on ice call is upheld, no goal. Tambellini takes a hooking penalty at 11:00. Still no score with 49 seconds left in the penalty. Yann Danis is rocking and to prove it a lil G'n'R come on the PA system at the Igloo. Great lead by Geno and the Penguins almost score. Danis gets lucky here and help from McAmmond. Bergy gets a good chance around 16:15 but is harassed and gets a weak shot. After a bad clearing attempt by Brendan Witt, the writing is on the wall and Petr Sykora scores to make it 1-0 Penguins at 17:32. The Isles do pull Danis and there is some offensive pressure by Pittsburgh but the game ends 1-0. I'm done.