(Pittsburgh) Kris Letang scored in the fifth round of the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins overcame the New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
Letang took a backhand shot that beat goaltender Igor Shesterkin. Tristan Jarry recorded his first win this season when he blocked Tony DeAngelo’s attempt moments later.
Bryan Rust and Jared McCann both have their first goals this season for the Penguins, who have won their last three games after entering the season 0-2.
Teddy Blueger forced overtime with a goal halfway in the third period. Jarry concluded the clash with 31 saves.
Filip Chytil, Adam Fox and Kaapo Kakko put the needle on for the Rangers, who let a 3-1 lead slip away. Shesterkin stopped 26 pucks.
Ranger rookie forward Alexis Lafrenière, the first overall pick in the 2020 draft, is still chasing a first point in the NHL. He played with Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider.
Penguins rookie defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph played 13:02 in his NHL debut. He also got an assist on Blueger’s goal.
-By Will Graves, The Associated Press