Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Penguins Beat Rangers for Third Time in a Row

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NHL Roundup: Penguins Beat Rangers for Third Time in a Row

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NEW YORK * The Pittsburgh Penguins have had so much success at Madison Square Garden, they might not have to make a return trip to Broadway until next season.

Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal to break a second- period tie, and the Penguins rode that momentum to move within one win of the Eastern Conference finals with a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh, which has won three straight games following a series- opening loss, would advance with a Game 5 victory at home Friday night. The Penguins are looking to reach the East finals for the second straight year, and the fourth in seven seasons.

"We know they are going to be desperate," Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said. "They have a lot of depth, and a lot of guys that can create things, so we have to have the same mentality that we had."

The Penguins turned a tied series into a 3-1 lead at the Garden, where they have won seven of nine and are 12-4 since Dan Bylsma became their coach. …

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