The Pittsburgh Penguins are up 3-1 in a primary spherical collection towards the New York Rangers after a 7-2 win in Game 4 on Monday.
The decisive win got here two days after the Penguins beat the Rangers, 7-3, in Game 3. It’s the primary time in franchise historical past that Pittsburgh scored at the very least seven targets in back-to-back playoff video games.
For the second straight recreation, the Rangers pulled Igor Shesterkin, the runaway favorite to win the Vezina Trophy given to the NHL’s prime goaltender. In two durations, Shesterkin allowed six targets and made 24 saves.
The Penguins once more needed to depend on third-stringer Louis Domingue in objective and he did not disappoint with 22 saves and two targets allowed.
Sidney Crosby starred early within the recreation, scoring the Penguins’ first objective and aiding on the second and third.