J.T. Miller scored a shorthanded goal with 59 seconds remaining in the second period as the New York Rangers overcame a 2-0 first-period deficit to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 on Monday at PPG Paints Arena. >> Read more
- 1:02 PIT Jake Guentzel; Assists: Phil Kessel, Trevor Daley
- 13:12 PIT Guentzel; Assists: Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel
- 4:51 NYR Rick Nash
- 14:23 NYR Michael Grabner; Assist: Ryan McDonagh
- 19:11 NYR J.T. Miller (short handed); Assist: Kevin Hayes
- 12:46 NYR Hayes; Assist: McDonagh
- 18:37 NYR Derek Stepan (empty net); Assists: Nash, Grabner
- 3: Kevin Hayes
- 2: Jake Guentzel
- 1: Ryan McDonagh
- There were two different teams in white tonight. There was the team that played an absolutely dreadful first period and the team that was absolutely outstanding in the final two periods.
- In the first period the Rangers looked slow, couldn't get up the ice, couldn't make passes and seemed destined for a 5-1ish type loss. Then the second period started and the Rangers stopped turning the puck over, started making smart plays, defended well, tied up the game, got a bounce to take the lead and then defended it really well in the third.
- Rick Nash and Kevin Hayes were huge in this game as was Ryan McDonagh and. The Rangers needed big games from their top guys and those three delivered in a big way. JT Miller also bounced back after his benching the other night with a goal and a strong game.
- The Rangers played their best hockey in weeks during the final 40 minutes of this game. They played as a five man unit, transitioned really well from defense to offense and looked like the team that dominated St. Louis and Tampa Bay a few weeks ago.
- Antti Raanta bounced back and had another really nice start after allowing a bad first goal. The Rangers provided a lot more help in the second and third than they did in the first but when Raanta had to make a save to keep the Rangers in the lead, he did.
The Rangers host the Penguins at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET.