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Pascal Dupuis scores twice, Penguins dominate Islanders 5-0 in playoff opener

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Beau Bennett (19) celebrates his goal with Kris Letang (58) during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (The Associated Press)

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    Pittsburgh Penguins' Beau Bennett (19) celebrates his goal with Kris Letang (58) and Evgeni Malkin (71) during the first period against the New York Islanders in Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (The Associated Press)

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    New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) can't glove a rebound in front of Pittsburgh Penguins' Craig Adams and New York Islanders' Travis Hamonic (3) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (The Associated Press)

Pascal Dupuis scored twice, Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves, and the top-seeded Pittsburgh Penguins opened the playoffs with a 5-0 romp over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

Beau Bennett, Kris Letang and Tanner Glass also scored for the Penguins, who had no trouble against the upstart Islanders even with star Sidney Crosby sidelined by a broken jaw. Pittsburgh hardly needed its captain to continue its mastery of the Islanders, who made their first playoff appearance since 2007.

The Penguins, the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, beat Evgeni Nabokov four times in the game's first 22 minutes, including goals by Letang and Dupuis 32 seconds apart early in the second period to send Nabokov to the bench after he stopped just 11 shots.

Kevin Poulin came on in relief and surrendered a soft goal to Glass.

Game 2 is Friday in Pittsburgh.

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