Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider each scored a goal while Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers defense were able to fend off the Penguins in the final period to snag a 2-1 win in Game Three and a 2-1 series lead.
Trailing the dangerous Penguins offense 3-1 in the series and headed back to Pittsburgh, no one really thought the Rangers had a chance. But, Tuesday night's Game 7 win on the road in Pennsylvania capped a three-game rally that is sending New York back to the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in three seasons.
After being shutout in back to back games, and mustering a total of two goals over a three-game stretch this series, the New York Rangers have bounce in their step again. It may be do in part to a personal loss that stunned the team this week...
After mustering just two goals combined in their last three games, the New York Rangers scored five times in Game 5 Friday, staving-off elimination for at least one more game with a 5-1 win over the Penguins in Pittsburgh.