In Game 3, the Blueshirts established offensive-zone time, thoroughly outshot the Pens by a 35 to 15 margin and their power play finally began to show signs of life as the game went on.
Alain Vigneault finally took a shot at his club’s taxing postseason schedule, but still won’t say his players are tired. Judging by their effort in their latest loss to the Penguins, he might be right.
Marc-Andre Fleury earned his second shutout of the New York Rangers in two nights as the Pittsburgh Penguins regained home-ice advantage with a 2-0 victory in Game 3 on Monday night.
The Penguins handed New York three consecutive power play opportunities – and the Blueshirts failed to cash in. What unfolded was the most timid skating any fan has ever seen.
After taking Game 1 in overtime, New York looked very much like a team playing for the fourth time in six days, losing to the Penguins 3-0. And there’s no rest in sight.
Kris Letang broke a scoreless tie in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for his seventh playoff shutout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night, tying the second-round series one game apiece.
Throughout Game 1, Sidney Crosby had little space to operate as Staal, Stralman, McDonagh and Girardi smothered him at every turn.
You see all the firepower and it’s easy to be in awe of the Penguins. But they are not infallible. In fact, they are loaded with liabilities — and the Rangers will exploit them all.
The combination of Vigneault’s fresh approach and the natural skill and athleticism possessed by this current group of Rangers means that all the old history between the Pens and Blueshirts can be thrown out the window.
It wasn’t easy, but the Rangers are moving on after beating Philadelphia 2-1 in Wednesday night’s winner-take-all Game 7. Next up: Pittsburgh.
The Booms needed some clarification before committing to offering a major rating boost to the WFAN alum, therefore Gregg felt inclined to call up and grovel…
The Rangers are coming off an important win in Game 3 of their series against the Flyers, but to think everything is just fine and dandy is putting the cart well ahead of the horse. The Blueshirts have work to do.
Brad Richards and Mats Zuccarello scored in a shootout, and the New York Rangers beat Pittsburgh 4-3 on Friday night to hand the Penguins a rare loss in the tiebreaker.
Rookie defenseman Olli Maatta scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and Evgeni Malkin added an insurance score in the third as the Pittsburgh Penguins held on for a wild 6-4 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Sidney Crosby will captain the Canadian hockey team at the Olympics Jonathan Toews and Shea Weber will serve as alternate captains, Hockey Canada announced Sunday.