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Eberle, Islanders put Penguins on brink of elimination

Eberle, Islanders put Penguins on brink of elimination

The Islanders forward scored a goal for the third straight playoff contest as his team defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Sunday and took a 3-0 stranglehold on their first-round series. Center Leo Komarov, left wing Anders Lee and center Brock Nelson also were able to beat Matthew Murray to light the lamp, as the Islanders seized a 3-0 series lead, pushing the Penguins to the brink of elimination. After the Penguins broke a scoreless tie midway through the second period, the Islanders scored three unanswered goals the rest of the way.

Only four teams have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series to win the round.

Pittsburgh took a short-lived lead at 12:54 of the first period. But the Penguins could not find the back of the net again on any of their 33 shots as NY scored three unanswered goals the rest of the way. The Penguins have only been swept in a series three times in their history, most recently by the Bruins in the 2013 Eastern Conference final. Game 4 is set for Tuesday night in the Steel City. He still opted to tinker with his lines in search of a spark, elevating Dominik Simon to the top line alongside Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel and putting Jared McCann - who sat out Game 2 with a lower-body injury - on the second line with Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel.

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Komarov gave NY a 3-1 lead at 10:27 of the third. Not that the Penguins were looking for sympathy.

"This group is not afraid of work", said first-year Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who led Washington past Pittsburgh last spring on the way to the Stanley Cup.

NY secured a 3-1 victory and a 2-0 series lead over Pittsburgh Friday night with a home victory.


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