In overtime, the Penguins give the Rangers the 7th game

NEW YORK (AP) – Artemiy Panarin scored in overtime with a score of 4:46, and the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Sunday night and advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and two assists, and Chris Crider and K’Andre Miller also scored for New York, who won for the third time in a row after falling 3-1 in the series. Andrew Kopp gave up two assists and Igor Shesterkin stopped 42 shots.

The Rangers went into the game with a score of 2:55 in overtime when Brock McGean of Pittsburgh was called on the move. At the end of the advantage Panarin received a puck from the right side and from the right circle punched Tristan Jerry.

All the Rangers players rushed at Panarin on the boards in the left corner when a full house in Madison Square Garden crowd went on a rampage. New York reached the second round for the first time since 2017, when it lost to Ottawa.

Next, “New York” will play with Carolina. The Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins in the 7th game on Saturday night.

Evan Rodriguez scored a goal and a pass, and Jake Gunzel and Dantan Heinen also scored for the Penguins, who were knocked out in the first playoff series for the fourth year in a row. Jerry returned to goal and made 26 saves in his first game since April 14th.

Captain Sidney Crosby also returned to the Penguins after he missed the last game due to an upper body injury sustained in the middle of the 5th game.

In the third period at 8 1/2 minutes Tyler Mott had a short break, but Jerry made a good save with a forehand strike to keep Pittsburgh’s 3-2 advantage.

Zibanezhad scored when hitting from the inside edge of the left circle from the Copa pass from 5:45, which remained to equalize him in his third series – all in the last two games.

When Kaapo Kakko of the Rangers was sent off due to a game delay, Gunzel put the Penguins ahead 2-1 with a score of 9:42 in the second when he threw the puck with his right skate and then knocked the puck out of the air with a goal was confirmed after a video review, making Gunzel his eighth in the series.

Miller later equalized for the Rangers 1:05 when he fired from the top of the left circle, and the puck bounced off Penguins defender Mike Matheson’s right skate in front and passed through the goal line past Jerry.

Rodriguez put Pittsburgh ahead with a score of 3-2 as a result of a short-handed break when he skated and beat Shesterkin with a backhander with 2:36 remaining in the middle period. It was his third in the series.

With the fifth goal in the series, Crider put the Rangers ahead with a score of 7:36. Zibonejad got his seventh assist.

Thirty seconds later, Shasterkin snatched Crosby’s slap from the air, making a twine, chanting “I-gor! I-gor!” from the home crowd that roared even before the puck fell.

At the end of the first period, the “Penguins” played a long game. When Ryan Strom of Rangers and Brian Rast of Pittsburgh left the field for rough handling, Jacob Trumpet of New York was removed from the double minor for high retention.

The Penguins took the lead when Heinen tied the score with a score of 1:09 and a goal that was not scored until the game was stopped after about 25 seconds. Heinen pushed the puck to the left and raised his hands in celebration, but the game continued when Rangers defender Adam Fox waved the puck away. Repeated games showed that this happened after the puck crossed the line, which gave Heinen the third part of the series.


In addition to Jari and Crosby, the Penguins have also brought back forward Ricardo Raquel. Raquel did not play as he injured his lower body in the 1st game. Defenders Brian Dumoulin and Brian Boyle were left with lower body injuries.


Crader scored his 29th career goal of the season, tying Marco Messier to second on the franchise list. Rod Gilbert leads with 34. … Crider also got his 46th point in the playoffs, equating Anders Hedberg to 10th place in the history of the franchise.

GAME 7 s

The Rangers improved to 10-6 all the time in Game 7, including 8-1 at home. … The Rangers also improved to 4-0 when they boosted game 7 after falling behind in the 3-1 series. They previously defeated Boston in the semifinals in 1939, Pittsburgh in the second round in 2014 and Washington in the second round in 2015.

In the crucial games, the Penguins dropped to 10-8, including 6-1 in the 7th away game. … Under coach Mike Sullivan, they fell 3-1 in Game 7, beating Ottawa for the last time in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.


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