Evgeni Malkin kicked off the celebrations for the Pittsburgh Penguins who can thank Louis Domingue who came to rest in their third 4-3 overtime win in Game 1 against the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.
Domingu entered the fray in the second half of extra time After his teammate Casey Dessmith was injured. Quebec held the fort brilliantly to remain perfect on 17 shots and allow Malkin to score the winning goal.
“You’d think you’d be nervous, Doming noted. But it was just fun… I was mostly excited.”
After 5 minutes 58 seconds of play in this third overtime period, the Penguins attacker redirected a shot behind Igor Shesterkin. The Rangers goalkeeper beats the loss even though he finished the match with a total of 79 passes.
“We know we can win every game if we play the right way and work hard,” said Malkin, who skillfully set the equalizer. I think we deserved to win tonight. »
Now is the time to take as much rest as possible, but the break will be short as both teams get back to work Thursday night.
The Rangers buzzed in the first half and hit the target in a power game. Adam Fox’s shot made its way to the back of the net to open the scoring.
Late in the first half, striker Rian Lindgren hit Rijkaard Rakel hard near his head. The latter retreated to the locker room while the Rangers defender was penalized for two minutes.
Less than four minutes into the middle of the middle period, Andrew Cobb flashed a red light. A little over a minute later, Sidney Crosby spotted Jake Goetzel in the net and Goentzel beat Igor Shesterkin to cut the difference by one goal. The two attacking penguins joined forces again moments later. Crosby passed the ball past the Rangers defenders and Goetzel completed the move again to equalize the score.
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The wind was in the penguins’ sails and seemed to be able to add more while playing power at the end of the engagement. However, Mika Zibanijad pounced on a puck after a confrontation in his own bend to head to the Pittsburgh area. Chris Kreider, who got off the roof of his house and scored 52 goals this season, handed his first goal in the series.
However, the New Yorkers were still playing with a less-than-ice man and Jacob Tropa opened the door to his rivals with a penalty shootout 5 to 3. Evgeny Malkin joined forces with Brian Rost who pushed the disc into an abandoned cage to score his goal. The team’s third goal in the second half and before returning to the dressing room.
Both teams looked destined for extra time, but Kabu Kaku broke into the Penguins’ territory less than four minutes before the end of the third half. By cutting in front of the network, he pushed DeSmith out of his half-circle and Filip Chytil only had to send the disc into a completely open network. The challenge was not long at Camp Penguins and after a review, officials rejected the goal that maintained equality.
The penguins have turned halfway through their second overtime period. Bored of potential cramps, DeSmith headed to the bench and was replaced by Louis Domingue. The latter was soon tested by the Rangers, but stood in front of his cage. By the time he left, Desmith had made 48 saves. Domingo, for his part, saved 14 times before returning to the locker room.
The goalkeeper added three saves to his tally and the match ended with the 83rd shot on Shesterkin’s cage.
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