Canes Prevail on Odd Night for Penguins

Islanders scoop Maple Leafs, Blackhawks trounce Predators
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 15, 2008 4:07 AM CST
Canes Prevail on Odd Night for Penguins
New York Islanders' Ruslan Fedotenko, of Ukraine, celebrates his second goal, during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 5-4. (AP Photo/Adrian Wyld)   (Associated Press)

Dany Sabourin's 42 saves weren't enough to keep Carolina from going up 4-2 and sending Pittsburgh to its second straight loss—an ignominious double defeat the Penguins haven't experienced since December. "It's no time to panic," said Brooks Orpik, whose goal for Pittsburgh was his first in 181 games, reports the Post-Gazette. Elsewhere on official ice:

  • A 5-4 loss to New York left a bedraggled Toronto team alone at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, with playoff hopes even dimmer than ever.
  • Nashville went into last night's game 5-0-1 for its homestand, but fell dramatically behind to a hungry Chicago team that put together a 6-1 rout.
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