Five different New York players scored on Wednesday night as the Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins for just the second time in the last eleven meetings between the two teams.
In a game played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Rangers posted a 5-1 victory.
Kris Letang recorded the only goal for Pittsburgh (11-5), scoring on a power play late in the second period. Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (10-3) stopped only 20 of 25 shots.
Ryan McDonagh and Derek Stepan scored goals 65 seconds apart late in the first period for the Rangers (7-8). Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan and Derick Brassard also found the net for New York. Henrik Lundqvist earned the win with 28 saves on 29 opportunities.
The Penguins’ lead in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division stands at six points over Washington (8-7). Pittsburgh will finish a three-game road trip with an 8:00 PM contest on Saturday at St. Louis (currently 9-2-2). Radio pregame time on 96.3 KQW will be 7:30 PM.