Igor Shesterkin will get at least one more crack at the Pittsburgh Penguins. The New York Rangers goalie has wilted, just as the Penguins have flourished. The Penguins lead the series 3-1 with a chance to end it in New York on Wednesday night.
The Penguins’ strong Game 3 third period carried over to Game 4, and they dominated the Rangers in the third period again in Game 4. The Penguins outshot the Rangers 11-5 in the third.
After the game, New York coach Gerard Gallant announced he would start Shesterkin in Game 5, despite the goalie leaking six goals on 30 shots in Game 4. Shesterkin played 40 minutes in Game 4 and just 20 minutes before getting pulled in Game 3.
It’s easily the worst stretch of the season for Shesterkin.
Overall, the Penguins fired 41 shots on the Rangers. It was the third time this series the Penguins have surpassed 40 shots in 60 minutes.
PHN Editor-in-Chief Dan Kingerski breaks down the Penguins’ win, Evgeni Malkin and Danton Heinen’s aggressive play, and Jeff Carter’s turnaround.
Everything came up aces for the Penguins. Sidney Crosby had his sixth-straight multi-point playoff game against New York. Dan said, “Crosby and Jake Guentzel are next-level good right now.”
Dan also had praise for Malkin and Jeff Carter after criticizing their recent performances in the series. The Pittsburgh Penguins practice on Tuesday before taking off for New York, where a date with Round Two awaits.
Get the analysis and find out what color glitter case Dan bought for Dave Molinari’s new company phone.