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Penguins fall to Rangers 3-2

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.
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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
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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.

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