Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the visiting New York Islanders, 4-0, Thursday night in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Sidney Crosby, Tyler Kennedy and Douglas Murray scored during a seven-minute stretch in the second period and Kris Letang added a power-play goal in the third as Pittsburgh moved a step closer to advancing to the second round.

The Penguins lead the series, three games to two. Game 6 is Saturday in New York.

Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the Islanders.


Ducks take charge

The Anaheim Ducks are on the verge of just their second playoff series victory since they won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Game 6 of their series with the Red Wings is Friday night in Detroit.

Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime Wednesday night as the Ducks took a 3-2 series lead with a 3-2 victory in Anaheim, Calif.

Bonino has scored his first three career playoff goals in each of Anaheim's three victories in this series. He put the puck into an open net when Ben Lovejoy made a move around Detroit's Ben Lashoff and pushed it across the slot while Detroit's defense concentrated on Teemu Selanne.

"He's a great opportunist," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said of Bonino, a former NCAA champion at Boston University. "He comes up with big goals. He's just that kind of guy."

- Associated Press