It wasn't easy, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
A coaching change and an early season slump for Sidney Crosby made for a difficult first half for the Penguins, but with a 5-0 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday, they clinched a berth for the 10th straight season.
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/ NHL.com Correspondent
PENGUINS (44-25-8) at ISLANDERS (42-25-9)
TV: 1 p.m. ET; SN, ROOT, MSG+
Season series: The Pittsburgh Penguins have won two of the first three games against the New York Islanders this season, including a 2-1 shootout win March 15. Penguins defenseman Kris Letang scored in the shootout after forward Chris Kunitz and Islanders forward Kyle Okposo scored in regulation.