Monday, September 26, 2022

Panarin played Game 7. I beat Rangers 4-3 in OT

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) — Artemi Panarin scored a power-play goal 4:46 in overtime as the New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Sunday night to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Mika Zibnejad had one goal and two assists, and Chris Kreider and Ke’Andre Miller also scored for New York, which secured their third straight comeback win after being drawn 3–1 in the series. Andrew Coop had two assists and Igor Shesterkin blocked 42 shots.

When Pittsburgh’s Brock McGinn was called up for holding, the Rangers went on a power play of 2:55 in overtime. Late in the advantage, Panarin pucked to the right and fired a shot from Tristan Jari’s right circle.

All Rangers players surrounded Panarin with boards in the left corner as the sold-out Madison Square Garden crowd turned into frenzy. New York advanced to the second round for the first time since 2017, when they lost to Ottawa.

New York will next play Carolina. The Hurricanes defeated the Boston Bruins in Game 7 on Saturday night.

Ivan Rodrigues had one goal and one assist, and Jake Guenzel and Denton Henen also scored for the Penguins, who were knocked out in the first playoff series for the fourth straight year. Jari came back with a goal and made 26 saves in his first game since April 14.

The Penguins also had captain Sidney Crosby, when he missed the last game in the middle of game 5 due to an upper body injury.

Tyler Motte made an 8 1/2-minute short-hand breakaway in the third period, but Jari saved a fine kick on his forehand attempt to maintain Pittsburgh’s 3-2 lead.

Zibnejad scored with 5:45 on a shot from the inner edge of the left circle from a pass from Cop to tie it with the third of his series – all in the last two games.

With Rangers capping off Kapo Kako for a delay of the game, Guenzel gave the Penguins a 2–1 lead, with 9:42 left in the second as he kicked the puck with his right skate and then fired the puck from the air. kicked out. A backhand and in. The target was retained after a video review, giving Gwentzel an eighth of the series.

Miller tied it up for Rangers 1:05 later as he fired a shot over the left circle and the puck deflected off Penguin defenseman Mike Matheson’s right skate in front and went across the goal line to Jerry.

Rodrigues gave Pittsburgh a 3-2 lead on the short-hand breakaway as he skated and beat Shesterkin with a backhander, with 2:36 left in the middle period. This was the third of his series.

Creder scored his fifth goal of the series to give Rangers a 1-0 lead in the game 7:36. Jibnejad got the seventh support.

Thirty seconds later, Shesterkin shouted “I-gore! I-gore!” From the crowd of the house which was already roaring before it was cooked.

The Penguins had an extended power play at the end of the first period. New York’s Jacob Trouba was sent off to a double-minor for high-sticking, with Rangers’ Ryan Strom and Pittsburgh’s Brian Rust closed for the roughing.

The Penguins took advantage as Henen tied it with 1:09 with a goal that was not credited until the game was stopped about 25 seconds later. From the left, Heenan pulled the puck in and raised his arms in celebration, but the game continued as Rangers defenseman Adam Fox pushed the puck away. Replays showed that it came after the puck had crossed the line, giving Heenen his third of the series.


In addition to Jerry and Crosby, the Penguins also surpassed Rickard Raquel. Raquel had not played in Game 1 after suffering a lower body injury. Defensemen Brian Dumoulin and Brian Boyle were ruled out with lower body injuries.


Creder scored his 29th career postseason goal, which tied Marc Messier second on the franchise list. Rod Gilbert is on top with 34. … Kreider also received his 46th playoff point, tying Anders Hedberg for 10th place in franchise history.

game 7s

Rangers improved to 10-6 all-time in Game 7, including 8-1 at home. … Rangers also improved to 4-0, forcing Game 7 after going 3-1 in the series. They had previously defeated Boston in the semi-finals in 1939, Pittsburgh in the second round in 2014 and Washington in the second round in 2015.

The Penguins went down to 10-8 in decision-making games, including 6-1 in Game 7 on the road. … under coach Mike Sullivan they fell 3–1 in Game 7, last beating Ottawa in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals.


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