Rangers awarded more power plays
The Rangers were awarded three power plays in the first period and six overall Sunday. New York played on the man-advantage only three times in Game 1.
• After failing to score on seven shots in Game 2, Penguins right wing Marian Hossa owns a 5.7 shooting percentage in the playoffs. Hossa's regular-season percentage was 11.0 percent.
He said it
"We were talking on the bench about what a good job he's done. He's actually played really well. Remember, he's going up against he best player in the league right now."
-- Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik, on Rangers rookie defenseman Marc Staal, whom center Evgeni Malkin beat to set up Jordan Staal's winning power-play goal in Game 2.
Watch these guys
Defenseman Rob Scuderi, Penguins
Don't look now, but Scuderi has recorded three playoff assists. He had only five during the regular season. A stay-at-home defenseman of sure form, Scuderi said the Penguins wanted to prove themselves this postseason as more than an offensive juggernaut. They have allowed only nine goals in six games.
Center Martin Straka, Rangers
A former Penguins' player, Straka has registered only three shots despite playing more than 40 combined minutes in two games against his longtime employer. He was in the penalty box for the Penguins' winning power-play goal late in Game 1. "You make your breaks," Rangers coach Tom Renney said after Game 2 in reference to Straka.
1ST STAR: Marc-Andre Fleury, G, Penguins. He responded to allowing four goals in Game 1 - his highest total since Nov. 17, 2007 - by recording his second home shutout of the playoffs.
2ND STAR: Henrik Lundqvist, G, Rangers. Had Fleury not proven perfect in Game 1, three-time Vezina finalist Lundqvist might have stolen home-ice advantage for the Rangers. He stopped 30-of-31 shots.
3RD STAR: Jordan Staal, C, Penguins. He continues to put a disappointing sophomore regular season behind him. His second goal of the playoffs proved to be the winner.
1 PENGUINS 5, RANGERS 4
Penguins lead series, 1-0
At Mellon Arena: Overcoming a 3-0 playoff deficit for the first time since Game 1 of 1992 Stanley Cup final, the Penguins benefited from a late power-play chance. Captain Sidney Crosby's point shot bounced off center Evgeni Malkin for the winning goal with 2:41 remaining.
2 PENGUINS 2, RANGERS 0
Penguins lead series, 2-0
At Mellon Arena: Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second shutout in four home playoff games, stopping 26 shots. The Penguins killed each of the Rangers' six power plays, including two over the final 6:04.
3 PENGUINS AT RANGERS
7 p.m. · Tuesday · Madison Square Garden * FSN
The Penguins went 0-3-1 at "the world's most famous arena" during the regular season. Their power-play attack, 2-for-10 this series, was 1-for-16 at Madison Square Garden, where the Penguins have failed to score on the advantage over the past three games.
4 PENGUINS AT RANGERS
7 p.m. · Thursday · Madison Square Garden * Versus
*5 RANGERS AT PENGUINS
2 p.m. · Sunday · Mellon Arena * WPXI-11
*6 PENGUINS AT RANGERS
7 p.m. · May 5 · Madison Square Garden * FSN
*7 RANGERS AT PENGUINS
7 p.m. · May 7 · Mellon Arena * FSN
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