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Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New York Rangers 2 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New York Rangers 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh Penguins 5, New York Rangers 2

NEW YORK (AP) _ Jean-Sebastien Aubin doesn't want the season to end.

Aubin made 35 saves and Lasse Pirjeta had two goals and an assist, and the Penguins beat the New York Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night for their eighth win in 10 games.

``It's been great the last three weeks,'' Aubin said. ``We might have a lockout next year. Right now, we don't want to stop playing because it might be for a while. We're playing great right now and we want to enjoy every game to the end.''

Milan Kraft, Rico Fata and Kostantin Koltsov also scored for the Penguins.

Fata believes the Penguins have finally unleashed their potential.

``It was in us all year,'' Fata said. ``We're winning with the same players basically that we had at the beginning of the season. Everyone stuck with it, even though we had some tough runs.''

Jaromir Jagr and Thomas Pock, playing in his first NHL game, scored for New York, which dropped its seventh straight game.

Kraft and Fata scored first-period, power-play goals to give Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead.

Kraft opened the scoring when Jonathan Sim, skating behind the Rangers goal, fed the puck into the crease. Kraft jammed it past goalie Jamie McLennan.

Fata deflected in Ric Jackman's shot.

Jagr scored 32 seconds into the second period to cut the deficit to one as he knocked in the rebound of Jamie Lundmark's shot.

Pittsburgh, powered by Pirjeta, scored three straight goals to close out the period with a 5-1 lead.

Pirjeta restored the Penguins' two-goal advantage 1:02 after Jagr's goal and he got the jump on the Rangers' defense to slip a backhander past McLennan for a 4-1 edge.

Pirjeta also set up Koltsov's goal.

In the third period, Pock beat Aubin with a slap shot from the blue line.

``When you're growing up, you dream about going to the NHL,'' Pock said. ``When you score you're first goal, you're so happy.''

scoring summary
1st Period
07:32
PIT
PPG - Milan Kraft (17) ASST: Jon Sim (10), Richard Jackman (18)
1 - 0 PIT
09:56
PIT
PPG - Rico Fata (15) ASST: Richard Jackman (19), Aleksey Morozov (29)
2 - 0 PIT
2nd Period
00:32
NYR
Jaromir Jagr (29) ASST: Jamie Lundmark (6), Jan Hlavac (19)
2 - 1 PIT
01:34
PIT
Lasse Pirjeta (4) ASST: Kelly Buchberger (3), Matt Bradley (8)
3 - 1 PIT
06:34
PIT
Lasse Pirjeta (5) ASST: Tom Kostopoulos (12)
4 - 1 PIT
14:42
PIT
Konstantin Koltsov (8) ASST: Lasse Pirjeta (13), Martin Strbak (10)
5 - 1 PIT
3rd Period
13:23
NYR
Thomas Pock (1) ASST: Jamie Lundmark (7)
5 - 2 PIT
penalty summary
1st Period
03:22
PIT
Jon Sim  Too many men/ice - bench
07:02
NYR
Bobby Holik  Tripping against  Ryan Malone
08:39
NYR
Fedor Tyutin  Hi-sticking against  Matt Bradley
2nd Period
02:50
PIT
Brooks Orpik  Interference against  Sandy McCarthy
07:16
PIT
Martin Strbak  Hooking against  Fedor Tyutin
15:36
PIT
Brooks Orpik  Holding the stick against  Garth Murray
16:29
NYR
Boris Mironov  Holding against  Ryan Malone
17:57
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Charging against  Richard Jackman
17:57
NYR
Dan Lacouture  Roughing against  Tom Kostopoulos
17:57
PIT
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  Dan Lacouture
17:57
PIT
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  Dan Lacouture
3rd Period
07:26
PIT
Richard Jackman  Holding the stick against  Jozef Balej
11:11
NYR
Bobby Holik  Tripping against  Matt Bradley
goalie stats
Jean-Sebastien Aubin
SA: 37TOI: 59:58
Saves: 35EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 10
SV%: .946SH: 2 - 2
Jamie McLennan
SA: 17TOI: 60:00
Saves: 12EV: 10 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .706SH: 0 - 0