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Penguins looking to keep pressure on inexperienced Islanders after Game 1 rout

  • Pittsburgh Penguins' Tanner Glass, second from left, celebrates his goal with Craig Adams (27) and Jussi Jokinen, right, during the second 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

  • New York Islanders' Marty Reasoner (16) and Travis Hamonic (3) sit on the bench during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • A goal by Pittsburgh Penguins' Pascal Dupuis, not seen, gets past New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) and defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) during the first period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano, center, stands behind his bench during the first period of of Game 1 of the Islanders' NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury makes a glove save in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins won 5-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The Associated Press

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't getting ahead of themselves after dispatching the New York Islanders in Game 1 of their playoff series Wednesday.

Pittsburgh rolled to a 5-0 victory despite playing without star Sidney Crosby, who remains out with a broken jaw. The victory was the Penguins' fifth straight over the Islanders this season and second consecutive shutout.

Pittsburgh harassed New York center John Tavares, holding the league's third-leading goal scorer without a shot for the first time this season. Tavares says he expected the Penguins to focus on him but needs to do a better job of not letting it affect his play.

The Islanders know they need to improve during Game 2 on Friday night or their first trip to the playoffs since 2007 will be a short one.