Penguins Hold Rangers at 3 – 1 Lead

Jonathan Starasinich, Cub Reporter

The Pittsburgh Penguins won 7 -2 at home against the New York Rangers Monday, May 9th during the fourth game of the playoffs.

The Penguins were up 2 – 1 entering the fourth game of the playoffs against the Rangers, third string goalie Louis Domingue started for the Penguins as first string Tristan Jarry recovers from an ankle injury.

The Rangers are ranked second in the Metropolitan Division, as the Penguins fight against them being ranked third.

12 minutes into the third quarter Evgeni Malkin scored the final goal of the game, assisted by Kasperi Kapanen for the Penguins, finishing with Pittsburgh up 7 – 2, entering the fifth game 3 – 1.

The Rangers goalkeeper Igor Shesterkin was pulled just before entering the third quarter as he allowed six goals to be scored, backup goalkeeper Alexandar Georgiev started the third quarter blocking 10 of 11 shots on goal.

“He’s probably really frustrated that he was pulled,” Rangers coach Gerard Gallant.

Mike Matheson scores the first goal of the second quarter for the Penguins from a power play, followed up 24 seconds later by another Penguins goal from Jake Guentzel.

Mark Friedman scores the Penguins their fourth goal of the game, a couple minutes later Adam Fox scores the Rangers their second and final goal of the game 14 minutes into the second period.

Danton Heinen scores the Penguins their fifth goal 19 minutes into the second quarter, followed by Jeff Carter scoring another goal for the Penguins 28 seconds later ending the quarter 6 -2.

Two minutes into the first quarter Alexis Lafreniere scored the first goal of the game for the Rangers, assisted by Braden Schneider.

Nine minutes later of back and forth playing Sidney Crosby scores the Penguins their first goal of the game ending the first period 1 – 1.