PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Henrik Lundqvist set an NHL record with his fifth straight Game 7 victory, making 35 saves to lift the New York Rangers to a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night and earn a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.
The Rangers did it behind Lundqvist, who stopped 102 of the final 105 shots he faced over the final three games as New York advanced to the conference finals for the second time in three years.
The Rangers will play the winner of the Bruins-Canadiens series in the conference finals. That series is tied 3-3 and Game 7 is Wednesday night in Boston.
The Penguins fell to 2-7 all time at home in Game 7s, including three such losses in the past four seasons.
Crosby, who led the league in scoring and is an MVP finalist, managed just one goal in 13 playoffs games.