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Three-Goal Outburst In 1st Period Fuels Penguins 5-1 Win Over Rangers

READ MORE: Jeff Bartos Declares Candidacy For U.S. Senate In Pennsylvania Evgeni Malkin and Zach Aston-Reese scored in the third period as the Penguins won for the ninth time in 13 games.

Pittsburgh, which recently took two of three from Philadelphia in the highly competitive East Division, have eight wins and points in 11 of their last 12 games against the Rangers.

Crosby split a pair of New York defensemen 22 seconds later and chased Georgiev from the game with a glove-side wrist shot.

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But it didn’t come without tense moments, after Zibanejad missed an open net and hit a post in the second period, which would’ve made it a one-goal game.

Penguins’ F Jared McCann left Sunday’s game with about five minutes to play in the second period and did not return.

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