New York Rangers Do Not Repeat, Lose to Pittsburgh Penguins in Shootout

By Stephanie Lewark
Charles LeClaire – USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers held the Pittsburgh Penguins scoreless through two periods, but they also failed to score themselves as well. The Rangers were looking to make it a repeat of the game they had against the Penguins this past Wednesday dominating them by a score of 6-1, but that would prove to be a difficult task when the Penguins were looking to redeem themselves not only from the loss to the Rangers, but also from two consecutive losses after 15 straight wins. New York head coach, John Torterella, kept it more of the same for this game making no changes to the lineups.

Unlike Wednesday’s game, the Rangers new acquisitions did not contribute much throughout the game. Ryane Clowe, Derick Brassard and John Moore had a combined total of eight points in the game earlier this week which is eight more than they had tonight.

The Rangers are picking up the speed of their game but that didn’t help them win in the shootout and they lost to the Penguins by a score of 2-1. This was an outcome totally opposite to the first home-and-home game.

There will be no rest for the Rangers as they remain on the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes tomorrow evening at the PNC Arena. The puck is set to drop at 7:00 pm (est).

Stephanie Lewark is an NHL and Pittsburgh Penguins Senior Writer for Follow her on Twitter (@steelcitysports), check out her Facebook page, or add her to your Google+ circle.

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