In a Stanley Cup playoff rarity, the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers will play for the second time in two nights when they match up Monday night at Madison Square Garden in Game 3 of their second-round series.
The Penguins tied the series with a dominating 3-0 win over the Rangers on Sunday night at Consol Energy Center. Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for his seventh career postseason shutout, outdueling New York’s Henrik Lundqvist, who was also superb.
Pittsburgh defenseman Kris Letang had his game of the playoffs thus far, recording a goal and two assists in 25 minutes of workmanlike ice time. Evgeni Malkin scored a goal and an assist, and Jussi Jokinen netted a key insurance tally late in the third period to make it 2-0.
Sidney Crosby put together a dominant game, even though he was held off the scoresheet for the second straight contest. He recorded a game-high six shots and looked like his usual dynamic self after a subpar, sluggish Game 1 performance.