The Pittsburgh Penguins (20-7-5) played the New York Rangers (23-10-1) on Tuesday night. Matt Murray would start for the Penguins. Antti Raanta would start for the Rangers. Trevor Daley, Tom Kuhnhackl, and Steve Oleksy would be the scratches for the Penguins. Adam Clendening and Rick Nash would be the scratches for the Rangers.
Kevin Klein would get called for high sticking at 2:19 of the 1st period. Sidney Crosby would score on the powerplay at 5:55 to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Ian Cole and Justin Schultz would get the assist. Matt Puempel would score at 16:59 to tie the game at 1. Marek Hrivik and Nick Holden would get the assists. Penguins would out shoot the Rangers 22 to 10 in the 1st.
Derrick Pouliot would get called for tripping at 2:02 of the 2nd. Evgeni Malkin would score at 4:43 to give the Penguins a 2-1 lead. Chris Kunitz and Phil Kessel would have the assists. Kevin Hayes would get called for high sticking at 7:32. Phil Kessel would score on the powerplay at 8:53 to make it 3-1. Evgeni Malkin and Brian Dumoulin would have the assists. Chris Kreider would get called for goaltender interference at 11:01. Sidney Crosby would get called for kneeing at 12:14. Ian Cole would get called for hooking at 17:44. The Rangers would have 14 shots to the Penguins 8 in the 2nd.
Michael Grabner would score at 1:52 of the 3rd to make it 3-2. Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello would get the assists. Justin Schultz would score at 4:11 to make it 4-2. Evgeni Malkin would have the lone assist. Bryan Rust would score at 6:12 to make it 5-2. Sidney Crosby with the lone assist. Brady Skjei would get called for tripping at 10:42. Patric Hornqvist would score on the powerplay at 12:22 to make it 6-2. Nick Bonino would get the lone assist. Nick Bonino would score at 19:49 to make it 7-2. Bryan Rust and Ian Cole would have the assists. The Penguins would out shoot the Rangers 17 to 4 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would go 3 for 5 on the powerplay and kill all 3 penalties. Matt Murray would make 26 saves on 28 shots. Evgeni Malkin would have a goal and 2 assists. Nick Bonino, Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel, Sidney Crosby, and Justin Schultz would each have a goal and a assist. Patric Hornqvist would have a goal. Chris Kunitz and Ian Cole would have 2 assists each. Brian Dumoulin would have an assist. The Penguins play at the Columbus Blue Jackets (20-5-4) on Thursday.