PIT TS BURG (AP) – Sidney Crosby led Pittsburgh’s three-goal first-half, Penguins 5 on Sunday night. They beat the New York Rangers 1: 1.
Crosby scored his eighth of the season, Caspian Kapanen his sixth, and John on Marino his first as Pittsburgh scored three goals in six shots in the opening period.
Eugene Malkin’s ach Aston Reese scored in the third round as the Penguins won their ninth game in 13 games. Casey De Smith made 22 saves in his second start since February 11.
Pittsburgh, who recently took two of two out of Philadelphia in the highly competitive Eastern Division, have eight wins and 11 points in 11 of their last 12 games against Rangers.
Mika Ibanejad recorded his third season of the Rangers, ending his winning streak in the top three games of the season.
Alexander Georgiև started the game with Rangers on the net, but withdrew after conceding three goals after six shots. Keith Kinkaid made 16 saves during his first NHL run since November 30, 2019. Igor Shesterkin continues with a groin injury every day.
The Ibanejad scored the first goal of the game in 1:18, but Pittsburgh closed the first with a three-goal mess in just 1:01, 3: To open a score difference of 1.
Marino equalized the game at 4 p.m. On the 13th, he scored his first goal since March 3, 2020, and Kapanen led Pittsburgh 39 seconds after the break. Kapan has points from its last eight games against Rangers.
Twenty-two seconds later, Crosby split the New York defensive pair and chased them out of the game.
The three purposes of pens
Sunday’s game against Rangers was the second time in three games that Pittsburgh had scored three first-half goals in less than 90 seconds.
Pittsburgh scored three goals in a 1:11 home game against Philadelphia on Thursday. But the “Leaflets” overcame the early deficit and gathered to astonish the penguins with a 4-3 victory.
The Penguins were able to endure three goals in the first round of the game against “Rangers” on Sunday, which lasted 61 seconds. But it did not happen without tense moments, after period ibanejad missed the open goal եց hit the post in the second period, which would have turned into a one-goal game. Pittsburgh also failed to capitalize on two representations of the second term government, keeping it close.
McCann leaves early
Penguins F Jared McCann left Sunday’s game in the second round for about five minutes and did not return.
McCann, who scored the winning goal against Philadelphia on Saturday, was among the three game points on Sunday. He had four points in five games and returned to action on 27 February after conceding seven games with a low body injury.
TROUBA RETURNS FOR RANGERS
Rangers D-Jacob Truban returned to action on Sunday after missing eight games with a broken thumb. Jack E. Son Onson, who spent the last two seasons with Pittsburgh, was scratched.
Trouba, the first-round pick in the 2012 NHL, last played on February 16 in a home defeat to the New Jersey Devils. The 27-year-old defender, who was initially expected to miss four to six weeks, made a secondary assist during the opening game of ib ibanjad. He has four assists in 15 games this season.
Pittsburgh closes the five-game family vs. Rangers game on Tuesday. Pittsburgh is scheduled to host 12 home games in March, the highest in the calendar month of patent history and the second highest in NHL history. The Rangers are in the middle of a six-game journey.