The Pittsburgh Penguins (36-24-8, 80 pts) improved to 6-4-1 on the season without Evgeni Malkin with a 5-3 victory over the New York Rangers (39-23-7, 85 pts) on Sunday afternoon.
It was a gutsy effort for the Penguins with contributions throughout the lineup.
Conor Sheary (5) recorded his first career multi-goal game with two goals, including a breakaway goal in second period. Matt Cullen (11), Patric Hornqvist (18, PPG), Sidney Crosby (29, ENG) also scored in the win. Cullen broke a 3-3 tie scoring with 7:51 left in the third period for the eventual game winning goal.
Marc Andre Fleury made 24 saves on 27 shots and was sensational in the first period in stopping 18 of 19 shots. Pittsburgh allowed just eight shots over the final two periods.
Next up for Penguins: vs New York Islanders