NEW YORK — Evgeni MalkinScored on a third overtime deflection and the Pittsburgh PenguinsOutlasted the New York RangersIn Game 1, the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series was won by a 4-3 score. This game captured the attention of the league and took place in the second day of the postseason.
Malkin deflected the wristshot of a defenseman John MarinoThis is the end of a marathon game featuring spectacular net performances from both sides.
Backup Louis DominguePittsburgh starter had to be relieved Casey DeSmithAfter the injury to the former, he played in the second overtime. He saved 48 shots and made 51 saves before he was forced to leave. Domingue, a NHL journeyman who spent the majority of the season in AHL, made remarkable 17 saves on his way to the win.
New York Igor ShesterkinMost believe that he will win the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goaltender. He stopped 79 of the 83 Pittsburgh shots and was still tagged with the loss.
The series features the Metropolitan Division's second and third-placed teams. Madison Square Garden will host Game 2 on Thursday.