Rangers Fight Back, Lose To Pens In Shootout
The New York Rangers fought their way back from a two goal defect in the third period but lost 4-3 to the injury-plagued Pittsburgh Penguins in a shootout.
After a scoreless first frame, both teams netted a goal in the second. In the third, Pittsburgh went up 3-1 on goals from Pascal Dupuis and Brandon Sutter. Mats Zuccarello brought the Rangers within one with just over seven minutes to play. Then on a late powerplay chance, and with only 1:46 left in regulation, Derick Brassard scored to knot the game and 3 and force overtime.
After a scoreless overtime period, the game would go to a shootout, where only Sutter would score in the fifth round and secure the 4-3 win for the Pens.
Although the Rangers lost, they gained a much needed point and took a lot of positives away from the game against a tough opponent.
"I think being down 3-1 we were in a tough spot, but we kept fighting and that's a good sign," Henrik Lundqvist said. "I feel like the last two games we're making progress."
However, after playing six of nine straight at home, the Rangers (16-17-2) have only won one of those contests. Game seven of the homestand is Friday night against the New York Islanders.