Rangers vs. Penguins: Game 3 Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 NHL Playoffs

April 20th, 2015 by Matt Fitzgerald Leave a reply »

After conceding a game on their home ice, the New York Rangers looked reinvigorated Monday on the road.

The Blueshirts dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins for two periods and hung on for a 2-1 win at the Consol Energy Center to take a 2-1 lead in their opening-round NHL playoff series.

Bruce Beck of WNBC-TV in New York observed how Game 3 stuck with the trend of close, hard-fought showdowns between the two teams:

Rangers defenseman Keith Yandle helped set the tone early with a tremendous long pass to left winger Carl Hagelin, who beat Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury with a sweet slap shot, allowing New York to draw first blood.

Stephanie Vail of Boston.com captured footage of Hagelin's goal, which came eight minutes and 43 seconds into the first period:

Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault remarked before the game that Yandle wasn't feeling his best after he missed the morning skate, which makes his huge contribution to the win all the more impressive.

"He just wasn't feeling well this morning," Vigneault said of Yandle, per the New York Daily New ...

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