Rangers secure victory over Penguins after overtime thriller
The 4-3 (1-1, 1-2, 1-0, 1-0) win at home in a game that went to overtime, sealed the victory for the New York Rangers in the series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL Åttondelsfinal. New York won in 4-3 games.
The game-winning goal was scored by New York's Artemi Panarin.
The hosting team took the lead, with a goal scored by Chris Kreider. Mika Zibanejad and Braden Schneider assisted.
The Penguins tied it up with a minute left in the first period, after a Danton Heinen goal assisted by Jeff Carter and Evan Rodrigues.
The Penguins went up 2-1 after halfway through the second period when Jake Guentzel scored, assisted by Bryan Rust and Sidney Crosby.
Rangers' K'Andre Miller tallied a goal in the middle of the second period, cutting the deficit to 2-2. Andrew Copp and Ryan Strome assisted.
Evan Rodrigues scored late into the second period, to give the Penguins the lead.
In the third period, Mika Zibanejad scored in the 15th minute of the third period, assisted by Andrew Copp, to tie the game for the Rangers. With this goal, the score was tied and then, the game went to overtime.
New York improves to 4–0–0, while Pittsburgh drops to 3–0–0.