After two scoreless games, the New York Rangers put two pucks past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. It wasn't enough to even things up.
The Rangers played a mistake-ridden game that included 25 giveaways. The Penguins remained steady and opportunistic as they built a 4-2 lead to go ahead 3-1 in their Round 2 series.
Pittsburgh's success came with just five defensemen for the last two periods of the game. Brooks Orpik returned to the lineup after missing five games with an undisclosed injury, but lasted less than 20 minutes before hurting himself again and retreating to the dressing room for the night.
The Rangers welcomed back forward Chris Kreider, who has been on the sidelines since March after hand surgery, but he was ineffective. Kreider posted two giveaways and just one shot on goal on the night.
Overall, the Rangers were outshot 27-15 and will need to find an extra gear if they hope to extend their 2014 playoff season. They'll be facing elimination when they meet the Penguins for Game 5 in Pittsburgh on Friday.
Final Score: Pittsburgh Penguins 4 - New York Rangers 2
Penguins lead best-of-seven series 3-1
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