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Pens Cruise Past Rangers 4-1



    Rangers left wing Viktor Stalberg collides with Penguins forward Kevin Porter during the first period. Porter was injured on the play and left the game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist each scored in the final 2:13 of the second period, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

    Malkin added two assists and Phil Kessel scored into an empty net for the Penguins, who frustrated Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist midway through the second and chased him with a three-goal flurry at the end of the period.

    Hornqvist has five goals in his last three games for Pittsburgh, which won for the 10th time in 12 home games and has a victory in four of six overall.

    Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 27 shots for the Penguins and is one away from becoming the 20th goalie in NHL history to reach 350 wins.

    Chris Kreider scored his 14th for the Rangers, whose three-game win streak ended. 

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