It was a second period to forget for the New York Rangers and their fans at Madison Square Garden. Series now tied at one a piece.
By Robby Sabo
It was a game that these New York Rangers would love to quickly forget. Actually, it was a second period made of nightmares as they have now lost their 10th Game 2 in the last 11 playoff series they’ve played in.
The first period featured a long feeling out stage. The pace wasn’t especially fast, but it was apparent the Pittsburgh Penguins came out with more urgency than was displayed in Game 1.
Nevertheless, it was Derek Stepan who got the scoring started late in the first.
On a beautiful feed by winger J.T. Miller, Stepan took a right-circle high wrister that beat Marc-Andre Fleury to the wide side.