Pens' Kennedy Comes Up Big Thursday: Tyler Kennedy spearheaded a 4-0 win Thursday, netting the game-winning goal in his first postseason action. (Updated 5/9/13)
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He registered four shots on goal and was credited with two takeaways while playing inspired hockey. Tyler Kennedy started out on the team's fourth line, but moved up to the third unit with Matt Cooke and Brandon Sutter. There's little doubt Kennedy will be in the lineup Saturday for Game 6. (Updated 5/9/13).
05/09/2013 21:47 Penguins take control with shutout win in Game 5
Tomas Vokoun stopped 31 shots in his first playoff start in six years and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Thursday night in Game 5 of their first-round playoff series.
Tyler Kennedy went from top dog -- due to injuries -- in the second half of 2010-11 back to afterthought. He signed a two-year deal last summer and seemed poise to up his game. That didn't happen. He scored 11 goals in 60 games after netting a career-high 21 in 80 contests the year before. When Penguins coach Dan Bylsma discussed possible top-six wingers for Sidney Crosby over the summer, he sounded unenthusiastic about Kennedy. Nevertheless, the diminutive forward is playing for his next contract and has shown the ability to average a half point-per-game. After five years with center Jordan Staal, Kennedy will work to find chemistry with Brandon Sutter, but Kennedy also could become a trade candidate. (Updated 8/14/12)