Game 6 of the matchup between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers took place tonight. The Rangers needing a win to force a Game 7 back in New York, while a Penguins victory would advance them to the second round.
Here is how the two teams would line up:
In the first period, it would be the home Penguins who would break the ice and get the first goal of the game. The goal coming from Jeff Carter, his fourth goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play would come from Kasperi Kapanen and Marcus Pettersson.
A minute later, the Penguins would double their advantage in the game. The goal tallied by Bryan Rust, his second goal of the playoffs. The lone assist on the play coming from Jake Guentzel. The Penguins taking a 2-0 lead heading into the first intermission.
In the second period, the visiting Rangers would get on the board and cut into the Penguins lead. The goal coming from Mika Zibanejad, his first goal of the playoffs. The assists on the play coming from Ryan Strome and Adam Fox. The goal came via the power play.
The Rangers would tie up the game a minute later. The goal being provided by Mika Zibanejad again. His second goal of the game. The assists on the play coming from Adam Fox, his second point of the game, and Ryan Lindgren.
The Rangers would get another goal on the power play, their second one of the game. It would also be their third unanswered goal in the period. The goal coming from Chris Kreider, his third goal of the playoffs. Assists on the play coming from Mika Zibanejad, his third point of the game, and goalie Igor Shesterkin would get on the scoresheet.
Before the end of the period, the Penguins would tie up the game. The goal being provided by Evgeni Malkin. The play was unassisted. Both teams would be tied at 3, heading into the second intermission.
Very late in the third period, the Rangers would find the breakthrough and re-establish their lead in the game. The goal tallied by Chris Kreider, his second goal of the game. The assists coming from Mika Zibanejad, his fourth point of the game, and Adam Fox, his third point of the game.
Before the end of the game, Andrew Copp would also get on the score sheet, his fourth goal of the playoffs. With the assists going to Kevin Rooney, and Adam Fox, his fourth point of the game. The Rangers have indeed forced a Game 7.
The all decisive Game 7 will take place on Sunday May 15th. (Time to still be determined as of writing this.)
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