NY Rangers 6, Pittsburgh 1

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 28-10-0-0 15-5-0-0 13-5-0-0 L2
NY Rangers 18-15-0-3 12-6-0-2 6-9-0-1 W2

Recap


Rangers 6, Penguins 1: Ryane Clowe collected two goals and an assist and fellow newcomer Derick Brassard matched Brian Boyle by scoring a goal and setting up three others as host New York moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference.

John Moore recorded a goal in his first game with the Rangers after being acquired with Brassard from Columbus for struggling Marian Gaborik. Fellow defenseman Ryan McDonagh also scored and Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 26 shots for New York, which holds the edge over New Jersey and the Islanders based on wins (18) and games played (36), respectively.

After being shut out in their last two meetings with Pittsburgh, the Rangers got the early jump on Boyle's deflection at 10:01 of the first period and McDonagh's snap shot from the slot just 2:18 later.

Clowe, who was acquired from San Jose on Tuesday, scored two minutes later after taking advantage of a turnover and backhanding the puck past Marc-Andre Fleury (33 saves).

Brassard put the game out of reach 1:53 into the second after he elevated his backhander over the glove of Fleury. Brassard picked up his second assist on Clowe's second goal at 11:52 of the period.

GAME NOTEBOOK: RW Pascal Dupuis scored at 2:27 of the second period for the Penguins, who have dropped two in a row following a 15-game win streak. ... Lundqvist recorded his 268th career victory, moving him past with Eddie Giacomin for second place in franchise history. Mike Richter is first with 301 wins. ... Pittsburgh acquired LW Jussi Jokinen from Carolina for a conditional draft pick. He did not play on Wednesday.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   NY Rangers
Pascal Dupuis 1 Points Derick Brassard 4
Pascal Dupuis 1 Goals Ryane Clowe 2
Robert Bortuzzo 1 Assists Derick Brassard 3
N/A Power Play Goals Ryane Clowe 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Marc-Andre Fleury .846 Save Percentage Henrik Lundqvist .963
Marc-Andre Fleury 33 Saves Henrik Lundqvist 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Pittsburgh 27 1 0-2 1-4 25 28
NY Rangers 39 6 3-4 2-2 11 36

Upcoming Games

  • NY Rangers will play their next game on the road against NY Rangers . The Rangers have a W/L % of .471 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against NY Rangers . The Penguins have a W/L % of .786 after a win and .556 after a loss.