Penguins

Letang buries Crosby feed, and team buries Washington debacle

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Sidney Crosby scores from a difficult angle in the first period. — GETTY

NEW YORK — Earlier Friday, a player for the Penguins who will remain unidentified summarized the mood around the team after the embarrassing loss Wednesday in Washington: “Sully’s mad. Sully’s really mad, and we don’t blame him. He won’t be happy until we get a win.”

Mike Sullivan seemed pretty happy by evening's end.

At 1:24 of overtime, Kris Letang took a majestic feed from Sidney Crosby and buried the Islanders, 3-2, at Barclays Center. The Penguins buried a bad taste that had been brewing in their mouths for 48 hours with a performance that was as dominant as possible considering it extended beyond regulation.