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04/05/2012
FINAL
1 2 3 T
New York Rangers NYR 1 0 1 2
37 SHOTS 32
25 FACEOFFS 28
19 HITS 19
4 PIM 25
1/6 PP 0/1
4 GIVEAWAYS 5
0 TAKEAWAYS 7
7 BLOCKED SHOTS 12
       

Rangers fall 5-2 in regular-season's final road game

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 81; Road Game No. 41 Rangers' Record: 51-23-7
VIDEO: PLAYERS POSTGAME
• Full Highlights | Highlight of the Game • Tortorella Postgame Remarks
GAME RECAP

Associated Press

Marc-Andre Fleury made 35 saves to tie the Pittsburgh franchise record for wins and the Penguins clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

Despite the loss, the Rangers are still in position to win the Presidents' Trophy as the NHL regular-season champion by beating Washington in theire regular-season finale on Saturday night

Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang each had a goal and an assist for Pittsburgh, which will be the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference for the fourth consecutive season. The Penguins will play the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round.

Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov scored for the Rangers, who were playing for the first time since clinching the top seed in the conference. The Rangers entered the day tied with the Vancouver Canucks with the most points in the NHL (109), but Vancouver also lost on Thursday.

Fleury has 226 career victories, the same Tom Barrasso had for Pittsburgh from 1988-2000. Fleury's 42nd win of the season tied him with the Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne for the league lead.

Tyler Kennedy and Richard Park also scored for the Penguins (50-25-6), who reached 50 wins for the second time.

• COMMENT ON BLUESHIRTS UNITED | PHOTO GALLERY

PHOTO OF THE GAME

STATS OF THE GAME
The Rangers out-shot the Penguins 37-32 including a 20-7 advantage in the third period. The Blueshirts' 20 shots in the third are a season-high for most shots in a single period.

THREE STARS
(selected by newyorkrangers.com)
1. Dubinsky 2. Boyle 3. Anisimov


THE BIGGER PICTURE
This game was almost a lesson for the Rangers as they head into the playoffs with the distinction of being a No. 1 seed. Teams will do anything to prove themselves by beating the Blueshirts, particularly if they win the Presidents' Trophy with a victory on Saturday.
RANGERS LEADERS
Icetime -- Girardi (24:36)
Shots -- Del Zotto, Callahan (4)
Hits -- Hagelin (4)
Blocks -- Seven players tied (1)
Takeaways -- None
Faceoffs -- Boyle (18)

NEW YORK RANGERS LINEUP AT PITTSBURGH
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Carl Hagelin Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Artem Anisimov Derek Stepan Ryan Callahan
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Ruslan Fedotenko
Mike Rupp John Mitchell Brandon Prust
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Anton Stralman
Michael Del Zotto Stu Bickel
Goaltenders: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Starting Lineup: Biron, McDonagh, Girardi, Hagelin, Richards, Gaborik.
POWER PLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Ryan Callahan Brad Richards Marian Gaborik
Brandon Dubinsky Brian Boyle Artem Anisimov
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Michael Del Zotto Derek Stepan
Dan Girardi Anton Stralman
PENALTY KILLING UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Brandon Prust Brian Boyle
Ryan Callahan Brandon Dubinsky
Carl Hagelin Artem Anisimov
DEFENSE PAIRINGS
Left Defense Right Defense
Ryan McDonagh Dan Girardi
Marc Staal Michael Del Zotto
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