Pens Kicked Out of the Playoffs

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers played game seven of the Stanley cup playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 15th. The series was tied 3-3 with the Rangers coming back from being down 3-1 after 4 games. The Rangers won the first game of the playoffs then the Penguins bounce back to win three straight. The rangers had to win the next three games to advance onto the next round of the playoffs and they did just that.

Game 7 started out good with both teams having opportunities in each zone. In the first period the scoring started off with Rangers own Chris Kreider making it 1-0. The Penguins answer late the the period on a power play goal from Danton Heinen making the score 1-1. Onto the second period about half way through the Penguins own Jake Guentzel scores another power play goal making the score 2-1. About 1 minute later the Rangers quickly answer back with a goal from K’Andre Miller tying the game up at two a piece. Evan Rodrigues then scores on a shorthanded goal towards the end of the second period making the score 3-2.

Now onto the third period with the score tied at two this is when the pens need to give it their all. The period was winding down as I thought the Penguins were going to win. Until about five minutes left in the the period Mika Zibanejad scores and ties the game 3-3. The game then goes into overtime what everyone dreads of happening because just one goal and the game is over. The Rangers ended up scoring on a power play goal by Artemi Panarin causing them to win the game and series 4-3.

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