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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs have cooled off a bit after getting off to hot starts, but their respective top scorers have not.
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Pittsburgh Penguins' Jussi Jokinen, left, celebrates his first-period goal with teammate Brandon Sutter during an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
- Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby talks with Mike Zeisberger
If Maple Leaf fans are still reliving the nightmare of having their hearts stomped on by the big Bad Boston Bruins during the playoffs this past spring, Sidney Crosby must feel like the Beantowners ripped the ticker right out of his gut.
- Islanders 4, Penguins 3
PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night on the strength of three third-period goals in the first meeting between the teams since their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series last spring.
- Pens' Letang to make season debut Friday
Pittsburgh Penguins All-Star defenseman Kris Letang was scheduled to make his season debut Friday night against the New York Islanders.
- Kris Letang makes debut Friday night
The Pittsburgh Penguins have lived up to expectation through nine games this season and sit alone atop the Metropolitan Division. Despite a slew of injuries that have limited their starting lineup, the heavily favored group has registered a 7-2-0 record.