Rangers Vs. Penguins Recap: Marc-Andre Fleury Shuts Out New York, Pens Back On Track With 2-0 Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins recovered nicely from their 6-2 blow out loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday afternoon. Hosting the Eastern Conference's best team, the Pens clamped down on the defensive end and were bolstered by a shut out from Marc-Andre Fleury. The Pens netminder stopped all 27 Ranger shots that came his way, and two second period goals were all Pittsburgh needed to get back on the winning track.

Evgeni Malkin broke a scoreless tie just a minute into the second period, firing a beautiful backhander on the breakaway to beat All-Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Kris Letang gave Malkin a pretty feed off the boards to initiate the breakaway for the NHL's leading points scorer. Steve Sullivan made it 2-0 on a power play slap shot that went right through traffic and into the back of the net.

Fleury then stood tall in final twenty minutes to keep the Rangers off the board. He tied a franchise record with his 22nd career shutout, pulling him even with Tom Barrasso. The Pens and Fleury now have three days off before hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday afternoon.

For more on the Penguins, check out PensBurgh. For more on the Rangers, there's Blueshirt Banter.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Pittsburgh

You must be a member of SB Nation Pittsburgh to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Pittsburgh. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.