PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Penguins know it's easy to roll through the regular season by simply outscoring opponents. The New York Islanders provided a reminder it helps if you outplay them too.
New York's 5-3 win on Tuesday night provided the streaking Penguins with a reality check two weeks before the playoffs start.
Pittsburgh allowed eight goals in a loss to Ottawa last weekend and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was left vulnerable against the Islanders due to what coach Dan Bylsma termed a lack of discipline.
Bylsma delivered a stern speech to his team on Wednesday about "playing the right way." Pittsburgh now trails the New York Rangers by three points in the race for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with six games remaining in the regular season.