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Marty Reasoner of the Islanders celebrates his first (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Marty Reasoner of the Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with his teammates. (March 29, 2012)

Islanders 5, Penguins 3

Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn't enough for the suddenly slumping Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is helped
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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins is helped off the ice in the second period by a trainer after he was hit in the face by the puck. (March 29, 2012)

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on
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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on after falling to the ice against the Islanders. (March 29, 2012)

Josh Bailey of the Islanders celebrates his second
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Josh Bailey of the Islanders celebrates his second period goal with teammate Jay Pandolfo as James Neal of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on. (March 29, 2012)

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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins tries to
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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins tries to control the puck against Marty Reasoner of the Islanders. (March 29, 2012)

Steve Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins misses a
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Steve Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins misses a second period scoring chance against Al Montoya of the Islanders. (March 29, 2012)

John Tavares of the Islanders moves to the
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John Tavares of the Islanders moves to the net in the first period between Brooks Orpik and Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)

Marty Reasoner of the Islanders celebrates his first
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Marty Reasoner of the Islanders celebrates his first period goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with his teammates. (March 29, 2012)

Al Montoya of the Islanders makes a first
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Al Montoya of the Islanders makes a first period save against Eric Tangradi of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)

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John Walsh drops the puck for the ceremonial
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John Walsh drops the puck for the ceremonial face off between Mark Streit of the Islanders and Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)

John Walsh waves to the crowd before the
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John Walsh waves to the crowd before the ceremonial face-off before the Islanders play against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)

John Walsh is greeted by members of the
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John Walsh is greeted by members of the Islanders after the ceremonial face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (March 29, 2012)

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