|Date of game: 12/8/2014
Recap: NY Rangers vs. Pittsburgh
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kevin Klein scored the winning goal with 1:15 to play in overtime as the New York Rangers nabbed a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.
In the extra session, Klein wound up with the puck in the high slot and cranked a shot that went through a screen and past Marc-Andre Fleury for the win.
"I just tried to shoot it far side and it managed to go in," Klein said. "I'm happy for that one."
Earlier in the game, Klein suffered a cut to his left ear on a high stick from Penguins forward Zach Sill. Klein left the game and had to get 13 stitches to re-attach the upper part of his ear.
J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes and Rick Nash all scored for the Rangers, who snapped a two-game slide. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 shots in the win.
Nick Spaling and Steve Downie each posted a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who have lost two of three. Fleury stopped 25 shots in the loss.
The only goal of the first period went to Pittsburgh as Sidney Crosby skated down the right wing and lost control, but the puck went to the left circle and Spaling blasted it in over the glove of Lundqvist at 12:35.
New York tied the game 3:50 into the second after Martin St. Louis sent a short pass from the right wing to the slot where Miller snapped it in. It was a 2-1 lead for New York five minutes later as Nash skated in on a short break and backhanded it in.
The Rangers took a 3-1 lead at 12:58 of the third off a 2-on-1 break that saw Hayes stuff in his own rebound.
Evgeni Malkin, though, made it a one-goal game at 15:17 when he jammed it in from in front, and the Pens tied the game 24 seconds later as a broken play was chipped in by Downie.
"We just kind of stuck with it," said Crosby. "We were able to capitalize on them sitting back."Game Notes
Pittsburgh was 0-for-1 on the power play, and New York went 0-for-4 ... New
York starts a four-game road trip in Vancouver on Saturday ... Pittsburgh
hosts Calgary on Friday.