(New York) Chris Kreider rocked the strings on a power play in the third period and helped the New York Rangers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 3-1 on Monday night.
Artemi Panarin particularly stood out with one goal and two assists. Kevin Rooney scored Rangers’ other goal as goaltender Igor Shesterkin turned back 25 shots.
With the win, the Rangers ended a three-game losing streak against the Penguins.
In the backhand, a fifth away for the Penguins this season, Jason Zucker found the back of the net and goaltender Casey DeSmith made 21 saves.
The Penguins were held in check on six opportunities with the power play.
Kreider broke the tie 1-1 at 11:10 of the third period. Adam Fox feinted to his left before directing the puck towards the Penguins’ net. Kreider redirected the puck behind DeSmith.
Panarin earned his second assist of the night and has four games with at least two points since the start of the season. He sealed the outcome of the game by pushing the puck into an empty net in the last moments of the game.
Zucker gave the Penguins the lead midway through the first period with a close-angle shot.
The Rangers tied the game late in the second period on a delayed penalty thanks to Rooney assisted by Panarin and defenseman Ryan Lindgren.