Pens lose 3-2 to Islanders - team winless in 5 games (16-Nov-2002)
The Penguins return home from four game road trip and lose 3-2 to the Islanders. Pittsburgh now is winless in its last five games coinciding with the return of Martin Straka. Alexei Kovalev scored a power play goal in the first to tie the game at one and Mario Lemieux netted a power play goal late in the third to cut finish off the game's scoring. D Michal Rozsival left the game in the first period after separating his shoulder on a hit from Steve Webb. The game's #1 Star was New York goaltender, Chris Osgood, who was outstanding, particularly in the second period.
Lines: Straka-Lemieux-Kovalev, Morozov-Hrdina-Daigle, Robitaille-Primeau-Nieminen and McKenna-Manderville-LaCouture.
Defensive pairings: Tarnstrom-Moran, Bergevin-Rozsival and Pushor-Melichar.
Goaltender: Johan Hedberg
Captain: Mario Lemieux
Alternate captains: Alexei Kovalev, Martin Straka.
1st period scoring: NYI, Kvasha (A Yashin, M Timander), 7:24. Pit, Kovalev (power play) (A Morozov, D Tarnstrom), 10:16. NYI, Aucoin (power play) (R Hamrlik, A Yashin), 17:03.