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Rangers Vs. Penguins: Third-Period Goals Help Rangers Pull Away, 5-2

Recap: Pittsburgh vs. NY Rangers

Sports Network | March 20, 2011

 

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan scored power-play goals just 11 seconds apart in the third period to erase a one-goal deficit and propel the New York Rangers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center.

Derek Stepan and Brandon Dubinsky also scored third-period goals for the Rangers, who have won four straight games and solidified their position in the Eastern Conference playoff race by moving six points ahead of ninth-place Carolina.

Henrik Lundqvist stopped 38 shots in the victory, New York's third in as many visits to the Steel City this season. Callahan and Dubinsky each finished with a goal and two assists for the Rangers, who sit seventh in the East race.

Jordan Staal and Chris Kunitz scored for Pittsburgh, which had a two-game win streak snapped. Marc Andre-Fleury made 22 saves in defeat.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.