Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum

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arl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring past Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

arl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers celebrates after scoring past Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the Pittsburgh Penguins (not pictured) in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Consol Energy Center on April 20, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

Carl Hagelin and Chris Kreider scored for New York, which dominated for two periods then held on late to take a 2-1 series lead.

Game 4 is Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Patric Hornqvist scored his third career playoff goal for the Penguins, but Pittsburgh couldn’t overcome another slow start. Marc-Andre Fleury made 24 saves, but the Penguins couldn’t back up their strong play in Game 2.

The Rangers led the NHL in road wins during the regular season and shut down Pittsburgh stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to reclaim home-ice advantage.

 

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