After building a comfortable 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series against the New York Rangers, the Pittsburgh Penguins are heading home to prepare for Game 7 after dropping a 3-1 decision at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night.
The Rangers got an early lift from veteran Martin St. Louis, who opened the scoring at 3:34 of the first period. St. Louis has played the last two games after his mother's death on Thursday and has been the inspirational leader of New York's comeback.
Pittsburgh pushed back to go to the dressing room down just 2-1 at the end of the first period, but was unable to mount any further attack. Henrik Lundqvist was strong in net, despite an apparent shoulder problem in the second period, and once again the Penguins' stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin failed to make a difference offensively.
Emotions have started to run high between the two teams, who will both face elimination on Tuesday at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Final Score: New York Rangers 3 - Pittsburgh Penguins 1
Series Tied 3-3