NY Rangers 4, Pittsburgh 3

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 14-7-2-2 8-1-2-0 6-6-0-2 L1
NY Rangers 13-5-1-2 7-1-0-1 6-4-1-1 W3


Brad Richards collected a goal and two assists as the New York Rangers scored four times in the second period and matched their best home start to a season in 19 years with a 4-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday.

Captain Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik scored power-play goals and John Mitchell netted his first tally with New York, which recorded its seventh straight win at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers are 7-1-1 at home, matching the team's mark set in the 1992-93 season.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 24 shots to improve to 8-1-0 in November.

After James Neal collected his league-leading seventh power-play goal in the first period, New York found its scoring touch in the middle session.

Gaborik skated around Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz before wristing a goal-mouth feed to Callahan, who netted his ninth goal of the season at 8:01 of the second period.

Mitchell then gave the Rangers a lead just over six minutes later. Rookie Carl Hagelin skated into the zone before backhanding a feed to Mitchell, who wristed a shot from the left faceoff circle past Marc-Andre Fleury.

Richards doubled the advantage just 90 seconds later after using defenseman Brooks Orpik as a screen and wristing a shot over the glove over Fleury. Richards has scored in three straight games and five of his last seven.

Evgeni Malkin cleaned up a rebound with seven seconds remaining in the second and Pascal Dupuis extended his goal-scoring streak to three games after beating Lundqvist with a wrist shot early in the third.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   NY Rangers
James Neal 2 Points Brad Richards 3
James Neal 1 Goals Brad Richards 1
Sidney Crosby 2 Assists Brad Richards 2
James Neal 1 Power Play Goals Ryan Callahan 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .867 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .889
Marc-Andre Fleury 26 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 24

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 27 3 1-4 4-6 23 17
NY Rangers 30 4 2-6 3-4 19 40

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Carolina. The Rangers have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game on the road against Washington. The Penguins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .636 after a loss.
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