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Sidney Crosby scored two goals to help Pittsburgh even up its series against the New York Rangers after a 4-3 road win.

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Staring into a giant playoff pit in Game 2 against the Islanders, the Capitals did not flinch, and instead grew stronger and more steadfast.

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Jets strike first

Adam Pardy's last NHL goal came on Jan. 26, 2011. But the offensively-challenged defenseman put one past Frederik Andersen on a wraparound, giving the Jets a 1-0 lead late in the second period.

Still scoreless in Anaheim

The Ducks keep sending shots at Ondrej Pavelec and he keeps stopping them. The Winnipeg goalie has 21 saves and Game 2 remains tied 0-0 deep into the 2nd period.


Pavelec shuts down Ducks

Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec was busy in the 1st period, facing 17 shots. He stopped every one of them, preserving a 0-0 tie heading to the intermission. Follow live


Jets, Ducks remain scoreless

Winnipeg and Anaheim have taken turns killing off penalties. And while the Ducks have taken 10 more shots than the Jets, neither team has found the back of the net yet. Follow live

Penguins take Game 2

Sidney Crosby scored twice to lead Pittsburgh to a win in New York. The Penguins are 23-10 in the playoffs when Crosby scores a goal. The series is now tied 1-1 heading back to Pittsburgh. Box score


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Sidney Crosby: 2 goals tonight vs Rangers, his 1st 2 goals of this postseason. He had 1 goal in previous 13 playoffs games vs Rangers.

Rangers pull closer on power play

New York peppered Marc-Andre Fleury with shots and Derick Brassard finally got one past the Penguins' goalie on a rebound, cutting the Rangers' deficit to 3-2 early in the 3rd period. Follow live


Crosby scores again

Sidney Crosby scored for the second time in five minutes and the Penguins have taken a two-goal advantage into the second intermission. Follow live


Penguins take first lead of series

Sidney Crosby converted on the backhand to give the Pens a 2-1 lead in Game 2. This is the Kid's 42nd postseason goal. Follow live


Sutter evens things up

Brandon Sutter scored a power play goal and the Penguins and Rangers are tied at 1 in the second. New York leads the series 1-0. Follow live


Rangers 1, Penguins 0 after 1

Derek Stepan's score is the lone goal of the first but the teams have only taken eight shots combined. Follow live


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Keith Yandle back on ice for Rangers PP. Had not played since 7:01 of the period. Appeared a bit shaken after hit on last shift

Rangers get first goal

J.T. Miller finds a wide open Derek Stepan, who went top shelf to beat Marc-Andre Fleury. Rangers lead the series 1-0. Follow live