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Saturday, November 3rd 2007, 9:00 pm
By: News On 6
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Al Arbour went out a winner this time. Nothing could've been more fitting for Long Island's greatest champion.
In his return to the bench for one night only, the Arbour-led New York Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit and beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Saturday night.
Arbour was behind the bench for the Islanders' four Stanley Cup championships in the 1980s and was invited back to coach the team for the 1,500th time. He earned win No. 740 behind two goals by Miroslav Satan, with the winner coming with only 2:41 left when
Satan put in a rebound of Marc-Andre Bergeron's shot.
Arbour retired after the Islanders were swept in the first round of the 1994 playoffs by the New York Rangers, but now he can leave on a winning note.