Penguins vs. Rangers: Game 4 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2016 NHL Playoffs

April 21st, 2016 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

For a team that was trailing 2-1 in its first-round playoff matchup, the New York Rangers were flat on Thursday, as they were outworked, out-skated and outplayed by the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 5-0 Game 4 loss at Madison Square Garden.

After their dominant performance, led by Evgeni Malkin's two power-play goals and two assists, the Penguins are headed back to Consol Energy Center with a commanding 3-1 series lead.

The Rangers might have been looking for physical retribution instead of trying to even the series at the game's start. Following Kris Letang's non-penalized slash on Viktor Stalberg in Game 3, the Rangers went right after the Penguins to establish a physical presence.

It didn't bother Pittsburgh much, though, as Eric Fehr put the visitors ahead just one minute and nine seconds into the game when he drove to the net and sent home a big rebound off Henrik Lundqvist: 

The rebound was "big" and "meaty," according to 96.1 Kiss' Mike Dougherty:

An interference penalty on Rick Nash gave Pittsburgh an opportunity to double its lead on the power play.& ...

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