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NHL Game Summary - Pittsburgh at NY Islanders

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Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Brandon Sutter scored the winner early in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins ran their winning streak to 11 games with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday.

Pittsburgh matched the longest winning streak by a team this season as the team tied Chicago's 11-game run earlier in the shortened campaign.

The Penguins are the first team in NHL history to win at least 10 games in a row for three consecutive seasons. The team went on an 11-game run from Feb. 21-March 17 of last season and won 12 in a row from Nov. 17-Dec. 11, 2010.

Pittsburgh now has a three-point lead over Montreal for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, and trails Chicago by three points for first overall in the NHL.

Pascal Dupuis had a goal and an assist while Chris Kunitz and Joe Vitale also scored for Pittsburgh, which got 33 saves from Tomas Vokoun.

Mark Streit and Josh Bailey scored for the Islanders, who have dropped three straight. Evgeni Nabokov gave up three goals on 24 shots.

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