NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: Oskar Sundqvist #40 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (r) celebrates his first NHL goal scored shorthanded at 12:41 of the first period against the New York Islanders and is joined by Trevor Daley #6 at the Barclays Center on April 2, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Pittsburgh Penguins rookie center was the beneficiary of a terrible turnover by New York Islanders goaltender Jean-Francois Berube, which allowed him to net his first NHL goal in a 5-0 win on Saturday afternoon.At least Oskar Sundqvist can tell his grand kids one day it was a nice shot. As for the other aspects, well, he might want to fib a little. The Pittsburgh Penguins rookie center was the beneficiary of a terrible turnover by New York Islanders goaltender Jean-Francois Berube, which allowed him to net his first NHL goal in a 5-0 win on Saturday afternoon. Berube and defenseman Nick Leddy got their wires crossed up and the netminder feathered a pass up the middle of the ice. Sundqvist snatched up the loose puck and beat Berube with a quick wrist shot before he could get his bearings in the net. because of a concussion and center Evgeni Malkin (knee). They cliniched a playoff spot and moved three points ahead of the New York Rangers for second place in the Atlantic Division and five in front of the Islanders for the first wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. With the loss, the Isles are just two points up on the Philadelphia Flyers, which beat Ottawa 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. The Detroit Red Wings are four points behind the Islanders and play in Toronto against the bottom-feeding Maple Leafs on Saturday night.