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Strong second-period leads Rangers over Penguins

The Rangers scored four unanswered goals in the second period, leading them to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals.

They played the way they wanted Saturday afternoon against the Penguins, to even the series at 1-1.

J.T. Miller assisted on second-period goals by Keith Yandle, Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello 4:14 apart to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.

Chris Kreider scored 39 seconds into the third period to make it 4-1.

New York tied the best-of-seven series 1-1 with the win this afternoon. Game 3 is at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET)

Lundqvist made 29 saves, starting this game despite missing the first two periods of a Game 1 loss after taking Marc Staal’s stick┬áto the eye.

The Rangers outhit the Penguins 57-25 on Saturday.

Physicality is a big part of the Rangers’ game, doing this helped them secure a victory.

Evgeni Malkin had an assist in his first game back.

Scoring Summary: NYR 4, PIT 2

Rangers

12:38 / 2nd – K. Yandle (1) from J. Miller (1), D. Brassard (2)

12:56 / 2nd – D. Brassard (1) from J. Miller (2), B. Skjei (1)

16:52 / 2nd – M. Zuccarello (1) from J. Miller (3)

00:39 / 3rd – C. Kreider (1) from D. Brassard (3)

Penguins

3:21 / 2nd – P. Kessel (1) from T. Daley (2), N. Bonino (1)

5:42 / 3rd – P. Kessel (2) from N. Bonino (3), E. Malkin (1)

 

Coleton MacDonald
The Founder of Weliveforhockey.com
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