NEWS Rangers end seven-game winning streak with 2-3 loss to Penguins

Rangers end seven-game winning streak with 2-3 loss to Penguins

Dec 20, 2022; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers center Vincent Trocheck (16) against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first quarter at PPG Paints Arena. / Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Yevgeny Malkin with Brian Rust The Pittsburgh Penguins snapped their seven-game winning streak with a 3-2 win over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.

It was the first meeting between division rivals since the first-round playoff series last season. New York bounced back from a 3-1 series deficit to eliminate Pittsburgh and win Game 7 in overtime at home.

sidney crosby Scored his 18th goal and provided an assist for the surging Penguins, who won eight of nine games. Pittsburgh is 15-3-2 overall in its last 20 games.

Tristan Jari Made 26 saves and extended his winning streak to seven. He also has a career-best 13-game winning streak, tied for fourth-longest in franchise history.

Chris Creed Scored twice for Rangers, who lost for the third time in 11 games. Igor Shestekin Stopped 21 shots, but lost in the regular season for the first time this season.

Creed scored on a 22-second drive when he sent a puck from the sidewall into the net that deflected past Jarry.Pittsburgh native Vincent Tocek He extended a five-game winning streak that night with the first of two assists.

New York took control for a while, but couldn’t finish. The Rangers got three power plays and hit three uprights over the next quarter and a half, while the Penguins went over 10 minutes without a field goal.

Malkin tied the game with a powerful goal at 14:24 of the second quarter. He beat Shestkin with a wrist shot from the top of the left circle as Pittsburgh scored in its ninth straight game. Malkin, who scored in nine straight games, tied Sergei Fedorov for the second-highest scorer by a Russian-born player in NHL history.

Last scored a second powerful goal in the last 15 seconds of the period. He deflected Pierre-Olivier Joseph’s shot behind Shesterkin to give Pittsburgh the lead.

Crosby gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead with a backhand between Shesterkin’s legs at the 8:40 mark of the third quarter. Kreid scored his second goal of the game at 1:23 to bring the Rangers one back.


Rangers: Host the New York Islanders on Thursday.

Penguins: Host the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

Related posts

NEWS Defense can’t explain biggest meltdown in NFL history


NEWS Game Balls, Numbers to Know, and Next Steps


NEWS College basketball schedule, games to watch in 2023: Another test for surging Baylor, Sunflower matchup Part 2