Rangers’ 3rd Period Outburst Leads to Victory Over the Penguins

December 15th, 2010 by Mike Rappaport Leave a reply »
On a night when the Rangers welcomed their captain back to the lineup, they lost their heart and soul to an injury. Then, they turned what would have been a tough loss into a comeback win. 

The Rangers scored four goals in the 3rd period to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. Alex Frolov notched a goal and an assist, as did line mate Brian Boyle. Erik Christensen and Artem Anisimov also scored for the Rangers.

Evgeni Malkin scored the lone goal for the Penguins, who lost their second game in two nights after winning 12 straight. Sidney Crosby picked up an assist to set a career high with a 20-game point scoring streak.

The Rangers suffered a huge blow early in the first period when Ryan Callahan suffered a broken left hand. Callahan went down to block a shot by the Penguins' Kris Letang, and immediately went to the bench doubled over in pain. Callahan's injury gave Chris Drury, who was playing in only his second game this season, more ice time.

Callahan is expected to miss six weeks.

The Penguins took the lead late in the first period, when Malkin took a Crosby pass and put the puck past Henrik Lundqvist on the short si ...

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