Marc-Andre Fleury stoned the Islanders early, the Islanders made two mistakes that the Penguins pounced on for goals, and the Penguins shut the door from there forward. Fleury's early saves may even have goaded the Islanders to be too careful with later offensive chances.
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That makes for a three-game losing streak which -- in hockey's cruel way -- punishes the Islanders after their best performance of the losing streak. Certainly disappointing, but in contrast to the two minus-filled clunkers in Florida, tonight there are definite pluses and minuses to cover. Have at it in your post-game plus/minus reaction thread.