Rangers vs. Penguins: Live Score, Updates & Analysis

Robert WoodCorrespondent IMarch 16, 2013

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31:  Goalie Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins stops a scoring attempt by Brad Richards #19 of the New York Rangers during an NHL hockey game at Madison Square Garden on January 31, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)
Paul Bereswill/Getty Images


The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated their Atlantic Division rival, the New York Rangers, as they extend their winning streak to eight, while the Rangers lost their third straight game.

The Penguins' eight-game winning streak has propelled them to the top of both the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference. Pittsburgh is currently 21-8-0 with 42 points—due in part to a 9-4-0 home record—and are now alone atop the conference. Within their division, the Pens have a 10-point lead on the second-place New Jersey Devils, and a 14-point lead on the third-place New York Rangers.

The Rangers, meanwhile, have now fallen out of the playoff picture as they sit in ninth place in the Eastern Conference. They have a record of 13-12-2 for 28 points, including a 4-7-1 record on the road.

This game showed off both the dominance of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the continued struggles of the New York Rangers.