Rangers Blanked By Penguins in Pittsburgh
Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots to tie Tom Barrasso’s franchise record for career shutouts and carry the Pittsburgh Penguins past the New York Rangers 2-0 on Tuesday night.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 33rd goal of the season and added an assist on Steve Sullivan’s tally to help the Penguins bounce back from a listless loss in Buffalo on Sunday and handle the Eastern Conference’s top team with relative ease.
Henrik Lundqvist made 29 stops for the Rangers, but New York lost for the second time in three games. The Rangers were outplayed for lengthy stretches by the Penguins.
The Rangers had a handful of solid opportunities, but each time Fleury was equal to the task. He made a series of flashy glove saves earning collecting his 22nd NHL shutout, tying the mark Barrasso set while playing for Pittsburgh from 1990-2000.
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