Pittsburgh controlled the play for the first two periods and failed to hold on to a 2-0 lead as the New York Rangers outshot the Penguins 18-2 in the third period and a late defensive breakdown from the Penguins led to a 3-on-2 and Nikolai Zherdev scored the tying goal with 8.1 seconds left to send the game to overtime. After a scoreless overtime, the game went to a shootout and Rangers forward Fredrik Sjostrom netted the only goal to give the Rangers a 3-2 win. The Penguins got goals from Daryl Sydor and Sidney Crosby. Marc Andre Fleury was strong in the net making 42 saves. Full Analysis in the morning.
Ruslan Fedotenko & Jordan Staal: Fedotenko and Staal have played strong back-to-back games. Fedotenko led the Penguins with 5 shots tonight and has 11 shots in his last two games. Staal hasn’t been lighting up the scoresheet but his play has improved since his lackluster performance in Boston
Kris Letang – Letang led the Penguins in giveaways tonight and according to sources the coaching staff had a sit down with Letang Saturday afternoon about his inconsistent play this season.