The Pittsburgh Penguins (50-20-11) played at New York Rangers (47-28-6) on Sunday for the last game of the regular season. Tristan Jarry would get his first career start for the Penguins. Magnus Hellberg would start for the Rangers. Ian Cole, Sidney Crosby, Matt Cullen, Trevor Daley, Jake Guentzel, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, Matt Murray, Chad Ruhwedel, Bryan Rust, Justin Schultz, and Conor Sheary would be the scratches for the Penguins. Adam Clendening, Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes, Steven Kampfer, Chris Krieder, Matt Puempel, Antti Raanta, and Brendan Smith would be the scratches for the Rangers.
Nick Bonino would score at 9:16 of the 1st to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Dominik Simon and Phil Kessel would get the assists. Ryan McDonagh would score at 13:54 to tie the game at 1. Michael Grabner would get the lone assist. Jean-Sebastien Dea would get called for hooking at 18:17. Derek Stepan would score on the powerplay to make it 2-1 Rangers lead. Ryan McDonagh and Mika Zibanejad would get the assists. The Penguins would have 12 shots to the Rangers 6 in the 1st period.
Carter Rowney would score unassisted at 13:38 of the 2nd to tie the game at 2. The Rangers would have 7 shots to the Penguins 5 in the 2nd. Jimmy Vesey would score at 7:23 of the 3rd to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead. Mika Zibanejad would get the lone assist. The Rangers would have 12 shots to the Penguins 7 in the 3rd.
The Penguins would not get any power play chances and would for 0 for 1 on the powerplay. Tristan Jarry would make 22 saves on 25 shots. Nick Bonino and Carter Rowney would each have a goal. Dominik Simon and Phil Kessel would each have an assist. The Penguins open the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets.