The Penguins opened the scoring with a 2-0 lead in the first period, and held that lead to continue their winning streak on home ice to 11 games. The final score was 5-2.
Penguins Goals: Chris Kunitz x2, Jussi Jokinen x2, Sidney Crosby
Rangers Goals: Mats Zuccarello, Ryan McDonaugh
Chemistry Moment: Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz just work together.
Their passing and plays in front of the net set them apart. What a fantastic kick pass by Crosby.
Gibbons Moment: Splendid board play by Brian Gibbons.
Even better work by Jokinen to float around in the slot, unmarked, and stay open for a look at the net.
Love for the Post Moment: On a re-directed shot in the 2nd period, a puck hit off the crossbar.
Fleury likes to give the post a little love after it bails him out.
Hurdle Moment: Ryan Callahan jumped over Olli Maatta.
Pretty dangerous play.
Backhand Moment: Sidney Crosby is ridiculous.
What a powerful backhand.
Flying Moment: Deryk Engelland sent John Moore flying.
He pretty much kissed the boards. Glad to see he was okay after this.
Broken Moment: Henrik Lundqvist was a broken man after the 5th Penguins goal.
Taylor Pyatt looked comfortable in his first game since the Penguins claimed him from waivers.
Engelland played at forward again, as Maatta returned to the lineup, following his healthy scratch vs. the Rangers on Tuesday. Engelland still played some time on the PK as a defenseman, which is interesting.
Great game by Brian Gibbons.
Marc-Andre Fleury was tremendous, helping the Pens sustain the lead when it was 2-0 for several stretches of Rangers possession in the offensive zone.
Sidney Crosby and Ryan McDonagh got into a little scrap
The Penguins haven't trailed at home since November 27th when they came from behind to beat the Maple Leafs.
On Sunday, the Winnipeg Jets will come to town (where the temperatures may be comparable at the moment) for an afternoon 1:00 matinee game.