After 4 games in this series, the Penguins take a 3 games to 1 advantage heading back to New York.
Here is how the two teams would line up:
It would be the visiting Penguins who would get on the board first. The goal would come from Jake Guentzel, who nabbed his sixth goal of the series. The assists on the play would come from Bryan Rust and Mike Matheson. The Penguins would take a 1-0 lead heading into the second.
The Penguins would then double their advantage in the game, the goal coming from one of their defenders. Kris Letang would find the back of the net, for the first time in these playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Evgeni Malkin and Jason Zucker.
The New York Rangers would finally get on the board later in the period, and the momentum was so great that they would get two more goals in quick succession to make it three unanswered goals in the period. The first goal would come from Adam Fox, his third goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Andrew Copp and Ryan Strome.
The second goal, to tie up the game, would come from Alexis Lafreniere. His second goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Kaapo Kakko and Jacob Trouba.
The third unanswered goal that would give the Rangers the lead would come from their defenseman Jacob Trouba, his first goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Artemi Panarin and K’Andre Miller.
Before the end of the period, the Penguins would tie up the game. The goal would once again be scored by Jake Guentzel, his second goal of the game and his seventh goal of the playoffs. The assist on the play would come from Evgeni Malkin. The two teams would take a 3-3 tie heading into the third period.
Early in the third period, the Rangers would take the lead once again. The goal coming from Filip Chytil. It would be his first goal of the series and his first playoff goal in his career. The assists on the play would come from Alexis Lafreniere, his second point of the game, and Frank Vatrano. The goal would come via the power play.
Ryan Lindgren would add an empty net goal, on an unassisted play. The Rangers would hold on to take victory in this game by a score of 5-3. The Rangers stave off elimination and will live to play another game, that will take place in Pittsburgh.
The next time these two teams play will be on Friday May 13th at 7p on TNT.
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