Mika Zibanejad scored the tying and game-winning goals as the Rangers rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to edge the Penguins, 4-3, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
- 1:53 PIT Bryan Rust; Assists: Derick Brassard
- 2:48 PIT Riley Sheahan; Assists: Kris Letang, Carter Rowney
- 8:42 NYR Chris Kreider (PP); Assists: Pavel Buchnevich, Neal Pionk
- 14:28 NYR Jesper Fast; Assists: Marc Staal, Kreider
- 15:41 PIT Carl Hagelin; Assists: Olli Maatta
- 16:43 NYR Mika Zibanejad (PP); Assists: Kreider, Pionk
- 2:53 NYR Zibanejad; Assists: Kreider, Pionk
- This was certainly a fun win for the Rangers with how they battled back, dominated the third, re-tied the game late, got the penalty shot save from Georgiev on Malkin and then the OT winner.
- The Chris Kreider and Mika Zibanejad we saw tonight can be 2/3 of the Rangers top line for a long time to come. We've seen these flashes before and if they can bring it like this 85% of the time the Rangers rebuild will go a lot quicker. They are two important parts of the present and future and this was an exciting performance by them.
- Neal Pionk had a terrific game offensively, defensively and everything in between. The way he skated and protected the puck from Kris Letang in OT was outstanding. It's been a relatively small sample size with Pionk but he looks like a definite keeper and hopefully a top-four mainstay moving forward.
- It's hard not to be impressed with how Alex Georgiev is playing. He's very calm in net and while the wraparound goal is one he would like back, his composure on the penalty shot and in OT was excellent. I'd still love to see him lead the Wolf Pack next season but he is certainly making a case to be Henrik's back up. I'll probably always believe it's best for a 20/21 year old goalies development to play a lot and see a lot of shots, like he would in the AHL, but maybe he can develop in the NHL.
The Rangers travel to St. Louis to face the Blues at the Scottrade Center on Saturday at 8 p.m.