May 2, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT
For Pittsburgh, tonight’s first period was one to forget.
The Pens went into the intermission down 2-0 in Game 1 of their second-round series with the Rangers after Marc-Andre Fleury allowed a relatively weak opening marker, which was followed by this highly questionable offside call on defenseman Olli Maatta:
Overall, it was a rough start for the Penguins — though that’s hardly anything new this postseason. Pittsburgh spotted Columbus a 3-1 lead in Game 1 of their opening-round series, only to storm back and win 4-3.
In Game 3, the Pens watched the Blue Jackets jump out to a 2-0 lead, only to mount another comeback and win 4-3 once again.
Update: There was some discrepancy as to what the wrong call was on the initial play — it was reported the play was actually whistled due to an illegal hand pass by Sidney Crosby to Maatta.
- One more time, with feeling: Flames stage yet another comeback, eliminate Vancouver 11
- Keith conquers: Blackhawks come back, eliminate Predators 36
- Red Wings smother Lightning, take 3-2 series lead 17
- Going the distance: Isles edge Caps to force Game 7 29
- WATCH LIVE: Today’s Stanley Cup playoff action 6
- Lucic issues statement on father’s passing 10
- Hall caught off guard by Oilers’ front office shuffle 18
- Wild’s Dubnyk shakes off six-goal night, saves 36 as Blues pushed to brink 34
- WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup Playoff action 5
- Malkin: ‘I want to say sorry to fans, to my teammates’ 58
- Too little, too late: Rangers stifle Penguins for 2-1 series lead (114)
- It’s Done: Rangers eliminate Penguins in overtime (108)
- Bettman under fire after saying ‘Katy Perry’ chant wasn’t sexist (92)
- Okposo blasts ‘idiot’ Wilson after physical outing versus Isles (82)
- Preds, Forsberg finally solve Darling, push series to Game 6 (76)