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Penguins crush the King yet again

January 3, 2019, 1:44 PM ET [194 Comments]
Ryan Wilson
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The Penguins started off the year on a high note chasing Henrik Lundqvist out of net in a 7-2 romping of the New York Rangers. This is the Penguins seventh straight victory and they find themselves only a single point out of first place in the Metropolitan Division.

The game did not start off good for the Penguins. They were speedbagged in the first period by the Rangers who owned the shot attempt advantage 18-9. Matt Murray’s play kept the game 0-0. The Penguins exploded for four goals in the second period and that was that. A blow out win to start the year.

Here are all the goals

Zach Aston-Reese scored in his first ever game at MSG. He is from Staten Island and it must have been a great feeling to not only play at The Garden, but to score as well.

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, Patric Hornqvist, Dominik Simon, and Kris Letang all had two point efforts. Kris Letang’s theft of the puck in the neutral zone and partial breakaway snipe was probably the most impressive of the bunch.

Over the years I have lost my interest in caring about who makes the All Star Game and who doesn’t. That said, Sidney Crosby was selected to play. Kris Letang has a chance to be voted in by the fans. Both are having great years. I’m fine with Kris Letang getting a few days off to relax and unwind. He is tasked with doing way too much on the Penguins. He deserves the break.

Sidney Crosby is no stranger to being heckled. The person who was heckling him last night must have had a few good lines to get his attention

Tomorrow the Penguins and Jets will meet up in Pittsburgh. Should be a lot of talent on the ice.

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