Pittsburgh 3, NY Rangers 0

Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Rangers 13-12-0-2 9-5-0-1 4-7-0-1 L3
Pittsburgh 21-8-0-0 9-4-0-0 12-4-0-0 W8

Recap


Penguins 3, Rangers 0: Marc-Andre Fleury turned aside all 23 shots he faced to set a franchise record with his 23rd career shutout and Tyler Kennedy collected a goal and an assist as host Pittsburgh skated to its eighth straight victory.

Former Ranger Pascal Dupuis added his seventh goal in six games and rookie Beau Bennett also scored for the Penguins, who have defeated New York on seven consecutive occasions - including the last two by shutout.

After Tomas Vokoun stopped 28 shots in a 3-0 win over New York on Jan. 31, Fleury secured his first blanking since making 27 saves in a 2-0 victory over the Rangers on Feb. 21, 2012. Fleury snapped a tie with Tom Barrasso for the franchise lead in shutouts.

Bennett gave Fleury all the offense he would need at 1:30 of the first period. The 21-year-old beat defenseman Anton Stralman to a loose puck in the right faceoff circle before blasting a shot that caromed off the left post and into the net.

Kennedy provided the Penguins some breathing room at 6:34 of the third period after firing a sharp-angle shot past Henrik Lundqvist (24 saves) from the left circle. Dupuis scored 43 seconds later with a backhand shot to send the Rangers to their eighth setback in 12 road contests (4-7-1).

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby saw his 16-game point streak against the Rangers come to an end. ... Bennett scored his previous goal in the Penguins' win over Tampa Bay on Feb. 24. ... The Rangers, who have been shut out three times in 2013, have mustered just two goals during their three-game losing skid.

Top Game Performances

NY Rangers   Pittsburgh
N/A Points Tyler Kennedy 2
N/A Goals Tyler Kennedy 1
N/A Assists Dustin Jeffrey 2
N/A Power Play Goals Tyler Kennedy 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Henrik Lundqvist .889 Save Percentage Marc-Andre Fleury 1.000
Henrik Lundqvist 24 Saves Marc-Andre Fleury 23

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
NY Rangers 23 0 0-2 2-3 8 32
Pittsburgh 27 3 1-3 2-2 6 22

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Boston . The Penguins have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .625 after a loss.
  • NY Rangers will play their next game at home against Carolina . The Rangers have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .538 after a loss.