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NEW YORK (AP) Although March 13, 2019 2:11 AM

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 they will likely miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010 Alex Smith Jersey Elite , the New York Rangers are still scrapping for wins.Mika Zibanejad scored the tying goal late in the third period and then got the winner 2:53 into overtime to rally the Rangers to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.On the winner, Zibanejad took a nice pass from Kreider and snuck a wrist shot past Penguins goalie Casey DeSmith for his career-best 22nd goal and 100th of his career. The Ranges won after overcoming deficits of 2-0 and 3-2 in the third period.”It was a fun game,” Zibanejad. ”A lot of chances, good battle out there. It’s always nice when you get away with a win from a game like this.”Chris Kreider had a goal and three assists for his first career four-point night, and Jesper Fast also scored to help the Rangers get their second straight win after a three-game skid. Neal Pionk had three assists and Alexandar Georgiev, making his second consecutive start, finished with 37 saves.”It’s a group of professional athletes,” Kreider said of the Rangers’ attitude after trading off several key pieces at the trade deadline. ”Guys aren’t going to quit.”Bryan Rust, Riley Sheahan and Carl Hagelin scored for the Penguins, who lost for just the fifth time in their last 15 games (10-4-1). DeSmith, filling in for injured starter Matt Murray, stopped 29 shots in his ninth career start. Murray has missed eight straight games after a concussion during practice Feb. 26.”They found another gear http://www.washingtonredskinsteamonline.com/alex-smith-jersey ,” Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz said. ”They really took it to us in the third. We paid for it.”Evgeni Malkin had a chance to win the game in the final 11 seconds when the referees awarded the Penguins a penalty shot because Georgiev knocked the net off the moorings with under two minutes remaining but the rookie goalie stopped Malkin with his right pad to force overtime.”There was certainly a lot going around in that last period,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. ”Momentum is a funny thing sometimes. . Take the two points and go from there.”The Rangers are 2-0-1 in their last three games, and 5-2-2 in their last nine. New York is seven points out of the last postseason spot in the Eastern Conference with 11 games remaining.The Rangers erased two deficits in the third period with three goals to earn a point. Kreider got a power-play goal at 8:42 of the third, before Fast tied it 2-2 with less than seven minutes remaining.”Guys made a concerted effort to get pucks in deep and make their defense turn,” Kreider said. I think when we were able to start doing that as a team we were able to tilt the ice a little bit.”However, Pittsburgh regained the lead when Hagelin finished a wraparound with 4:19 to go.Rust opened the scoring with his 11th of the season at 1:53 of the second period when his wrist shot sailed past the Georgiev’s glove to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. Rust, 25, returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Former Blueshirt Derick Brassard assisted on the play.Just 55 seconds later, Sheahan made it 2-0 with his 10th as he crashed the net and redirected Kris Letang’s shot. Carter Rowney also assisted on the play, registering his first point since Dec. 18, ending a 21-game pointless streak.NOTES: Susan Sarandon served as celebrity guest `Inside the Glass’ analyst alongside Pierre McGuire during the first period on the NBCSN telecast. … Murray joined his teammates during the morning skate but a timetable for his return is still unclear. … Pittsburgh reassigned forward Josh Jooris to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League to make room for Rust. . Kevin Hayes skated in his 299th career NHL game, while Mika Zibanejad participated in his 398th NHL game. … Prior to the game Authentic Matt Ioannidis Jersey , Rangers announced defenseman Tony DeAngelo suffered a sprained ankle and will miss the next three-four weeks essentially ending his season.UP NEXTPenguins: At Montreal on Thursday night.Rangers: At St. Louis on Saturday. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Brent Burns makes things difficult when he’s only playing one position in a game. Switching positions during the game makes it even harder.Burns and Chris Tierney each had a goal and an assist, and the San Jose Sharks beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night for their third win in four games.Mikkel Boedker and Marcus Sorensen also scored for the Sharks, who improved to 3-0-1 against the Canucks this season. Martin Jones stopped 43 shots.Article continues below ...Burns lined up as a wing during the first period but was a defenseman when he scored in the second period.”It’s fun to play hockey in the NHL. It doesn’t matter where,” Burns said. ”I don’t mind switching back and forth. It’s all chemistry and the way you mesh together.”Burns said he learned about playing forward from Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski and that he constantly works on his game to fine-tune things.”He’s a heck of a player,” Canucks coach Travis Green said. ”To be able to throw him all over the place … there’s a reason he’s one of the best players in the league. He’s the whole package. He’s got good vision. He’s got a hammer of a shot. He doesn’t just shoot the puck; he gets it through. And he’s hard to forecheck. He’s just a really good player.”Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks, who have lost six of seven. Anders Nilsson made 26 stops.”We have to try and be more consistent with our game no matter what the score is or how things are bouncing,” the Canucks’ Bo Horvat said. ”We have to stick with the process and I thought we did a good job of that tonight. A couple of breakdowns and it cost us.”Boedker scored at 8:41 of the first period, picking up a soft rebound from Tierney’s shot.Burns scored his 10th goal, tops among NHL defensemen, taking a pass from Joakim Ryan and sending a laser shot into the net just under five minutes into the second.”He’s got the best shot in the league by any defenseman,” Ryan said. ”He has an unbelievable shot and he’s responsible defensively.”Sorensen scored his first goal since Dec. 23 Matt Ioannidis Jersey Elite , punching it in with an assist from Justin Braun at 3:06 into the third. Marc-Edouard Vlasic had an assist in his third straight game, getting the second assist on Sorensen’s goal.Sedin scored at 6:43, taking a nice pass from Thomas Vanek that gave him clear shot into the net. It was Sedin’s 14th goal, one shy of his total last season.”I thought we generated a lot of good opportunities, a lot of shots, a lot of chances,” Horvat said. ”We didn’t spend a lot of time in our own end.”Tierney made it 4-1 after taking a nice pass from Burns with 7 1/2 minutes remaining.NOTES: D Tim Heed was recalled from the AHL and joined a makeshift Sharks lineup, allowing Burns to play up front at times. … Sharks C Logan Couture has points in four of his last five games. … Sedin has five points against the Sharks this season and 45 in 69 games. He’s recorded points in three straight. … The Canucks recorded a season high in shots.UP NEXTCanucks: Host Boston on Saturday.Sharks: Host Dallas on Sunday.


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