What a hockey game this turned out to be.
Everything was going great. The ragtag defense, a completely new five-man unit, was playing above expectations.
But experience in the NHL isn't just given; it is learned, sometimes painfully. Up 3-1, the Pens wilted under the pressure from a desperate Rangers team. The Rangers tied it late after a penalty.
Then in overtime, Chris Kunitz got called for a simply awful goalie-interference call.
Where is Kunitz supposed to go?
The Rangers' power play failed, and OT turned into bedlam. Then it went to a shootout. And…Brandon Sutter turned out the lights in MSG. Fun stuff.
OUR STARS OF THE GAME
3. John Moore
No clue who he is, but he played well for the Rangers.
They combined for two goals,and basically was the only NHL line the Penguins had.
1. Brandon Sutter.
He scored a sick goal, and he won it in a shootout. He owns real estate in King Henrik's head.