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Rangers, Penguins have back-and-forth first period

Pittsburgh rallies twice to tie score at 2-2

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Nash's early tip-in goal

NYR@PIT, Gm5: Nash deflects it past Murray

R1, Gm5: Rick Nash deflects Dan Girardi's shot past Matthew Murray to put the Rangers up 1-0 early in the 1st period

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The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins had a back-and-forth first period in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series at Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

Rick Nash deflected Dan Girardi's shot past Matt Murray to give the visitors a 1-0 lead 1:02 into the game. Pittsburgh, which leads the best-of-7 series 3-1, tied the game on Carl Hagelin's goal at 9:50.

New York regained the lead at 10:35 on Dominic Moore's first goal of the series.

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Momentum swung back in favor of the home team with Phil Kessel scoring past Henrik Lundqvist at 11:39. Kessel also assisted on Hagelin's goal.

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