The Pittsburgh Penguins played like a team with desperation but once again the New York Rangers made one more play than them.
Carl Hagelin’s goal at 10:52 of overtime delivered the New York Rangers a 2-1 overtime win, eliminating the Penguins in five games.
After New York got out to an early lead, Marc Andre Fleury kept the Penguins from being in a 2 or 3-0 deficit.
For the first time in the series, the game actually opened up offensively that saw excellent goaltending from Fleury and Lundqvist.
Fleury allowed just 11 goals in the series.
The Rangers 10-2 in their last 12 games (including regular season and playoffs) vs the Penguins, held Pittsburgh to one goal in four of the five games in this series and Pittsburgh has been held to one goal in seven of their last eight playoffs (1-7 record), all against the Rangers.
New York held Evgeni Malkin pointless in the series and Sidney Crosby to four points in the series with Crosby’s lone breakthrough game being a 4:39 span in the second period of Game 4.