New York Rangers Fight Back But Fall to Pittsburgh Penguins in OT

Sean BarryCorrespondent IMay 4, 2008

After staving off elimination on Thursday, the New York Rangers lost to the Penguins 3-2 in overtime.

Almost nobody can say this was unexpected.  Though the Rangers did make a good comeback, they didn't have what it takes to take to force a game six.

Trailing 2-0 after two periods of play, two young players got the Rangers a chance.  Lauri Korpikoposki and Nigel Dawes scored with less than four minutes into the third. 

After that it was mainly the Penguins on the offsense, but the Rangers played excellent defense for almost the remainder of the game.

What killed them was that Chris Drury gave a high stick, which caused a four minute power play and dragged on to OT.

During the power play, the Rangers couldn't mount any offense which led to a game winning goal.

Oh well, there's always next year.

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