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Video: Penguins’ Kunitz, Rangers’ Hagelin trade second-period goals

Dec 18, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

There wasn’t much give between the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers through two periods of Wednesday’s Rivalry Night game.

The two teams began the third deadlocked at one goal apiece. Chris Kunitz opened the scoring on the power play, putting home his 18th goal of the season. Sidney Crosby added an assist on the goal, which increases his lead over Patrick Kane atop the league in total points by two.

Carl Hagelin answered back for the Rangers just less than three minutes after Kunitz gave Pittsburgh the lead. Hagelin, using his speed, drove past the Penguins’ defenseman, then beat Marc-Andre Fleury with a move to the backhand.

  1. pens5829 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    These guys are so bad they should apply for officiating jobs in the NFL.

    • nicknyhc - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM

      I agree.

      Horrible non-call on Crosby (gasp!) when he shot a Rangers player’s stick out of the zone on the first PP goal. He literately shot the stick 30 feet out of the zone while the player, Stralman I think, was trying to retrieve it.

      Also another great non-call on the slash that led to the 2nd Penguins goal.

      2 gifts from the refs to the golden boys.

      • pens5829 - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:09 AM

        While you’re at it, don’t forget the trip of Dupuis at center ice just before Zuccarello’s goal. Did you see it? Nah. Didn’t think you did…

        Nice game Wilkes Barre Pens!

      • drone501 - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:37 AM

        a call that shouldnt have been called on kunitz bumping queen henrietta. what a joke. rangers gave wilke barre all they could handle tonight.

  2. steelers88 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    What a TERRIBLE call!!!! Where was Kunitz supposed to go? He tried to avoid him.

    • sjsharks66 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      Agreed, no roughing call on any of the 4 rangers roughing up Kunitz.

  3. 7mantel - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    GOOD CALL

  4. riklovesballs - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Guess they were making up on the slash he got away with that led to dupuis’goal

  5. penzfan329 - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    And the goalie interference and no roughing call on any rangers afterwards nick. Cmon

  6. magicrat13 - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    typical commentary from the Penquins Hockey Talk site….lol

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