NYR
51-24-7
PIT
51-25-6

37 SOG
32 SOG

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

xxx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:46 AM

2011-12 Game No. 81; Road Game No. 41 Rangers' Record: 51-23-7
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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
1st2nd3rdT
NYR
PIT
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:11PIT Chris Kunitz (25) ASST: Kris Letang (31), Evgeni Malkin (58) 1 - 0 PIT
04:23NYR Brandon Dubinsky (10) ASST: Brian Boyle (14), Ruslan Fedotenko (11) 1 - 1 Tie
08:27PIT Tyler Kennedy (11) ASST: Jordan Staal (22), Zbynek Michalek (11) 2 - 1 PIT
2nd Period
05:11PIT Richard Park (7) ASST: Pascal Dupuis (34), Eric Tangradi (2) 3 - 1 PIT
3rd Period
09:06PIT Evgeni Malkin (49) ASST: Chris Kunitz (34), Sidney Crosby (28) 4 - 1 PIT
17:46NYR PPG - Artem Anisimov (16) ASST: Brian Boyle (15), Dan Girardi (24) 4 - 2 PIT
19:11PIT SHG - EN - Kris Letang (10) ASST: Jordan Staal (23) 5 - 2 PIT
Three Stars of the Game
Evgeni Malkin
1st
Evgeni Malkin
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 17:41
Chris Kunitz
2nd
Chris Kunitz
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 2TOI: 17:35
Kris Letang
3rd
Kris Letang
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 4
+/-: 3TOI: 23:47
Penalty Summary
1st Period
12:36PIT Matt Cooke  Hooking against  Marc Staal
2nd Period
01:30NYR Ryan Callahan  Roughing against  Kris Letang
01:30PIT Kris Letang  Cross checking against  Ryan Callahan
06:02NYR Derek Stepan  Hi-sticking against  Chris Kunitz
15:10PIT Chris Kunitz  Interference against  Brian Boyle
3rd Period
05:33PIT Chris Kunitz  Holding against  Brandon Dubinsky
14:08PIT Kris Letang  Cross checking against  Ryan Callahan
15:21PIT Brooks Orpik  Kneeing (maj) against  Derek Stepan
15:21PIT Brooks Orpik  Game misconduct
shots by period
PeriodNYRPIT
1st98
2nd817
3rd207
Total3732
Team Stats
CategoryNYRPIT
Power Plays1/60/1
Hits1919
Faceoff Wins2528
Giveaways45
Takeaways07
Blocked Shots712
Penalty Minutes425
  • NY RANGERS
  • PITTSBURGH
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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17B. DubinskyC10-11017:22
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21D. StepanC00-12219:31
22B. BoyleC02-23016:02
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71M. RuppL0000010:37
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
43M. Biron2731.87158:54
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
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5D. EngellandD00-12016:06
7P. MartinD0020021:53
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11J. StaalC0224017:46
12R. ParkR1021010:54
14C. KunitzL1122417:35
24M. CookeL0011216:51
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27C. AdamsR0001014:34
37B. StraitD00-11013:30
44B. OrpikD00211520:21
45A. AshamR000109:18
46J. VitaleC0001011:28
48T. KennedyR1014011:42
58K. LetangD1132423:47
71E. MalkinC1122017:41
87S. CrosbyC0105017:35
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
29M. Fleury3537.94660:00