4-Goal Third Period Lifts Rangers Over Pens

By: Casey Shea

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Penguins were roughly 10 minutes away from getting back on track, but four goals by the New York Rangers propelled them to a 4-1 win.

Erik Christensen and Alex Frolov found the back of the net just 15 seconds apart to help hand the Penguins their second straight loss.

Philadelphia snapped the Pens’ 12-game winning streak Tuesday night.

The four goals in the third period came in a span of just 6:19.

Evgeni Malkin gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead with time winding down in the first period off a great feed from Sidney Crosby.

Crosby’s assist extended his point streak to a career-best 20 games.

Christensen’s goal came on the power play with Matt Cooke in the penalty box.

Frolov buried his own rebound off a deflection for the eventual game-winning goal.

Artem Anisimov skated untouched through the neutral zone before rifling a wrist shot by Brent Johnson at 14:55 of the third period.

Brian Boyle capped the scoring by beating Johnson with a wrist shot to the short side on a 2-on-1 at 16:29.

The Penguins are off until Monday when they will host the Phoeniz Coyotes. Pittsburgh won the previous meeting 4-3 in a shootout on Nov. 6.

  • RD

    That game was a load of bull, the refs pretty much blew every single call that should have been called against the rangers and what really aggrevates me the most is the fact that malkin had another goal that would have tied the rangers but a sucky call against dupuis for goalie interference and called back the goal I have one thing to say they should have reviewed if they watched clearly the rangers actually pushed him into their goalie therefore the shot should have counted but also should have been a penalty against the rangers.

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