Rangers Lose 5-3 to Short-handed Penguins | NBC New York

Rangers Lose 5-3 to Short-handed Penguins

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    Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury stops a shot by Rangers center Eric Staal in the second period. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

    Conor Sheary scored twice and Matt Cullen had the go-ahead goal in the third period and the short-handed Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-3 on Sunday.

    Pittsburgh entered the game in eighth place and in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with 78 points.

    The Penguins will be out with star Evgeni Malkin, who is out six to eight weeks after suffering an upper-body injury in Friday's win over Columbus. He is second on the team with 27 goals and 31 assists in 57 games.

    Patric Hornqvist also scored for the Penguins and Marc-Andre Fleury, who won his 350th career game Friday, made 24 saves for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby added an empty-netter for his 29th of the season.

    Derick Brassard scored his team-leading 25th goal for the Rangers. Ryan McDonagh and Chris Kreider also scored and Derek Stepan had two assists.

    Henrik Lundqvist, who returned Saturday after missing three games with a neck injury, made 28 saves. 

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