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Rangers end power-play drought, top Penguins 5-1 to extend series

Saturday, 05.10.2014 / 1:05 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Rangers end power-play drought, top Penguins 5-1 to extend series

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Derick Brassard scored twice and the New York Rangers avoided elimination with a 5-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Friday night.

Chris Kreider ended New York's 0-for-36 slide with the man advantage to open the scoring against Marc-Andre Fleury. Ryan McDonagh added another power-play goal in the second to help the Rangers force Game 6 in New York on Sunday.

Kevin Klein also scored, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 31 shots.

Evgeni Malkin had his third goal of the series for Pittsburgh. Fleury made 30 saves but lacked the crispness that allowed the Penguins to sweep Games 3 and 4 in New York.

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