Guentzel breaks tie in third period for Penguins in win against Rangers


PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel scored his 100th NHL goal with 1:31 remaining in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 3-2 at PPG Paints Arena on Sunday.

Bryan Rust and Jared McCann scored, and Tristan Jarry made 24 saves for the Penguins (4-2-0), who have won four straight.

Colin Blackwell and Ryan Strome scored, and Igor Shesterkin made 16 saves for New York (1-3-1), which lost 4-3 in a shootout to Pittsburgh on Friday. 

Guentzel gave the Penguins a 3-2 lead with a one-timer for his second goal of the season at 18:29 of the third. 

Blackwell put the Rangers ahead 1-0 by deflecting a shot from Adam Fox at 16:36 of the first period. Blackwell entered the lineup after being recalled from the taxi squad Sunday. 

Rust scored in a second straight game, tying it 1-1 at 11:24 of the second period. After taking a pass from Sidney Crosby, Rust went five-hole with a wrist shot on a breakaway to extend his point streak to five games (two goals, three assists). 

Strome gave New York a 2-1 lead at 17:17 of the second. Jacob Trouba shot into a scrum in the crease and Strome tapped it in for his first goal of the season. 

McCann tied it 2-2 with a wrist shot from the far wall at 2:26 of the third period. He has a goal in two straight games after last scoring Jan. 14, 2020. 

Penguins forward Evan Rodrigues and Rangers forward Filip Chytil each left after colliding at 9:11 of the second period. Rodrigues immediately went to the locker room. 

Chytil remained down after the hit before getting checked on the bench and eventually leaving for the locker room with an upper-body injury. 

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