Another Rangers goal explosion in an 8-4 win over Pittsburgh

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Igor Shesterkin #31 of the New York Rangers makes the second period save Credit: Bruce Bennett/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

For two games in Buffalo the New York Rangers were stymied on offense, scoring two goals in each game in regulation.  The Penguins came to New York with their high power offense and challenged defense and the Rangers taught them a lesson, winning 8-4.

The Rangers have had little success against the Pens, losing five of six games, but this one was never in doubt.  The had a little bit of everything including puck luck, power play success, a shorthanded goal,  balanced scoring and solid goaltending when it was needed.

It was all good news for the Blueshirts except for the fact that Boston won so the Rangers gained no ground on them  in the playoff race.

After the game, the coach was happy with the outcome, but not happy with the overall play.  David Quinn said “”It was a funny game, we found a way to win tonight, but if you talk to our guys, we realize we’re gonna have to play better than that if we’re gonna win consistently .”

The coach has a point.  The Rangers gave up 45 shots on goal and allowed four goals.  He said that the  Rangers were “opportunistic,”scoring eight goals on 25 shots.

Here’s a full video recap of the game including all 12 goals.

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