Penguins Punish Rangers, 7-2

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored four goals in the 2nd period and three more in the 3rd, to wallop the Rangers. 7-2, Wednesday night at The Garden. The loss snapped New York’s two-game winning streak.

Seven different players scored for Pittsburgh. Zach Aston-Reese, Jake Guentzel, Kris Letang, Dominik Simon, Evgeni Malkin, Tanner Pearson, and Sidney Crosby, all scored. The Penguins have now won seven straight games.

The seven goals allowed was the third time this season the Blueshirts had allowed that many [Oct. 7 at Carolina, a 8-5 loss, and Nov. 15 at the Islanders, a 7-5 loss].

The 1st period was scoreless. The Blueshirts actually out-played Pittbsurgh, displaying a strong, fast, and feisty style. Things went south in the 2nd.

Henrik Lundqvist left the game in the 3rd period, after giving up six goals on 18 shots. Ryan Strome and Pavel Buchnevich scored for the Rangers.

The Rangers [now 17-15-7, 41 pts] hit the road, for a game Friday in Denver against the Avalanche.