Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hanks for Nothing! King pulled again as Rangers seasons ends 4/24/16

     On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers 6-3.  After the 2nd period, goalie Henrik Lundqvist was pulled for the second consecutive time in the postseason.  Penguins rookies Bryan Rust and Conor Sheary combined for 3 goals in the second in the win.  Fomer Ranger Carl Hagelin also scored in the win.  The Penguins will play the winner of the Washington Capital and Philadelphia Flyers in the second round.
     While the Rangers lost in New York, the New York Islanders were playing in game 5 of a 2-2 series in Sunrise Florida.  The Islanders were playing the Florida Panthers.  The game had started on Friday and goals by Islanders' Frans Nielson and the Panters' Aleksander Barkov had the game tied 1-1 going into overtime.  When the Islanders' Calvin de Haan threw the puck from the crease, Barkov has an OT penalty shot which Thomas Greiss saved.  The game went to double overtime and Islanders rookie Alan Quine scored a powerplay goal to end the game.  It was the second longest game is Islanders history.  The series will shift to Barlcays Center in Brooklyn at 7pm as the Islanders have a chance to win the series and play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.

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