Three is a Magic Number in Rangers 4-1 victory over Pittsburgh

New York, NY - Three was a magic number for the New York Rangers (19-13-1) in their 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins (21-10-2) in hockey action on Wednesday night. The Blueshirts were able to mount a comeback in the third period of play to topple the Penguins.

The first period belonged to Pittsburgh as Evgeni Malkin recorded a wrist shot at the 19:47 mark for the 1-0 lead. The Penguins were able to hold on to that lead until the Rangers third period of play.

The comeback for the Blueshirts would start with a power play goal at the 10:10 mark of the third period as Erik Christensen let off a wicked snap shot to tie the two teams at 1-1. Alex Frolov would add to that lead with a backhanded goal at the 10:25 mark to make the score 2-1.

Artem Anisimov then tallied a wrist shot at the 14:55 mark in that frame for the 3-1 lead, then to top off the victory Brian Boyle tallied a snap shot at the 16:29 mark for the 4-1 victory.

In the cage for the victory was Henrik Lundqvist made 27 saves for the Blueshirts, while on the other side of the ice Brent Johnson made 18 saves.

There is bad news for Rangers fans is that Ryan Callahan will miss six weeks due to a broken hand, which was injured in the Wednesday night game against the Penguins.

New York will head back to Madison Square Garden to host the Phoenix Coyotes for a 7:00 p.m. Thursday night face-off.

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