Kunitz's 2nd PP goal gives Pens OT win over Isles

Despite a strong effort from both teams and John Tavares scoring his first career playoff goal, the Islanders fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-4, in

John Tavares of the New York Islanders and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins face off at the Nassau Coliseum.

John Tavares of the New York Islanders and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins face off at the Nassau Coliseum. (5/5/13)

UNIONDALE - Chris Kunitz scored his second power-play goal of the game 8:34 into overtime, off a pass from Sidney Crosby, and the Pittsburgh Penguins shook off an early deficit and a late blown lead to beat the New York Islanders 5-4 on Sunday in Game 3 of the first-round series.

The Eastern Conference's top-seeded team rode severe ups and downs in taking a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven matchup.

Pittsburgh trailed 2-0 just 5:41 in but rallied to lead 3-2 before the first period was over. The comeback started with power-play goals just 19 seconds apart by Jarome Iginla and Kunitz.

The Penguins seemed in control in the third period, but New York erased a 4-2 deficit on goals by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares.

Game 4 is Tuesday on Long Island.

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