Feb 21, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin (71) knocks the puck away from goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) against the New York Rangers during the first period at Consol Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Dave Miller-US PRESSWIRE

Penguins Play Best Game Of The Year In Win Over Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins played what could be their best game of the season, and Fleury bounced back after a couple of rough outings to blank the Rangers 2-0 in Pittsburgh Tuesday Night.     This was the Penguins 1st win in their last 7 games against the Rangers at home.

The Pens played great defensively against the Rangers  Offensive Heavies.      They controlled the puck and only gave up a few real chances.     New York had 27 shots on goal, 4 less than the Pens but they lacked the same chances the Penguins had.     Pittsburgh repeatedly missed open nets on tic tac toe plays.     The Puck was bouncing over, under and around the stick.     There was no scoring in the first period of the game, though the Pens outplayed the Rangers completely.

Malkin scored on a rare breakaway against the league’s best goalie off a sweet pass from Letang.     Steve Sullivan added a power play goal later in the second period as the Penguins scored the only 2 goals of the game both in that period.      The Rangers were held in check for most of the game, and Marc Andre Fleury took home the games number one star earning his 22nd shut out victory.

The last time the Pens beat the Rangers at home was November 28th of 2009.    The Penguins do not play again till the weekend when they take on Tampa at home on Saturday and go to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets on Sunday.

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