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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

1authorrob3 - New York Rangers Defeated By Crosby, Penguins In Game 2 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.

The second period is when the Penguins, and especially captain Sidney Crosby, took over. Not once, not twice, but three times the Penguins beat Henrik Lundqvist to take a commanding two-goal lead…..

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

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