Pittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 1

Thursday, January 19, 2012 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 25-17-2-2 12-7-2-0 13-10-0-2 W4
NY Rangers 29-12-1-3 14-5-0-2 15-7-1-1 L1


Evgeni Malkin scored his 23rd and 24th goals of the season and Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins won their fourth straight game with a 4-1 victory over the Atlantic Division-leading Rangers 4-1 on Thursday in New York.

Malkin notched his NHL leading 53rd point at 7:10 of the third period after picking up the puck on the side-boards, cutting into the slot and roofing a backhand over Henrik Lundqvist. Kris Letang assisted on the goal in his first game since suffering a concussion on Nov. 26.

Malkin’s 54th point of the season was into an empty net and gave him seven goals in his last four games.

Earlier in the third frame, Richard Park gave the Penguins a 2-1 lead when he finished off a 3-on-1. It was his fourth of the season.

The Rangers’ Carl Hagelin scored at 10:06 of the second period to tie the game at 1-1. He ripped a shot on a partial breakaway that slipped through Fleury’s legs and trickled over the goal line. It was his eighth of the season and first in nine games

Chris Kunitz scored the lone first-period goal for the Penguins. He started the play by fighting off a check along the boards for a 2-on-1 with Paul Martin. Martin’s shot was stopped but Kunitz cleaned up the rebound for his 14th of the season and first in eight games.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   NY Rangers
Evgeni Malkin 2 Points Carl Hagelin 1
Evgeni Malkin 2 Goals Carl Hagelin 1
James Neal 2 Assists Marian Gaborik 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .968 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .914
Marc-Andre Fleury 30 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 32

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 36 4 0-2 2-2 11 24
NY Rangers 31 1 0-2 2-2 21 39

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play its next game on the road against Boston. The Rangers have a W/L % of .690 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play its next game at home against Montreal. The Penguins have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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