The New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins split Games 1 and 2 of their 2013-14 NHL playoff semifinal series and struggled to find much rhythm in the Steel City. Both squads played their best contest of the series in Game 3, though you might not know it if you glanced at the shot totals.
New York badly outshot the Penguins, but Pittsburgh cashed in on its high-quality chances, while the Blueshirts misfired on several occasions.
The penalty circus didn't make the trip to the Big Apple, and the referees (mostly) let the boys out on the ice settle it the good ol' fashioned way, although a call on Paul Martin late in the third period certainly made things interesting.
Pittsburgh wrangled back home-ice advantage with a 2-0 victory on Monday in New York on the strength of back-to-back shutouts from Marc-Andre Fleury, setting up a big Game 4 for the Rangers if they want to hang in this series.