The New York Rangers had no answer for Marc-Andre Fleury Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender tied a franchise record with his 22nd career shutout win, stopping 27 shots on goal. Evgeni Malkin added a goal and an assist, leading the the Pens to a 2-0 victory at CONSOL Energy Center.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 shots, but couldn't quite match Fleury's brilliance. He had little chance when Malkin broke loose early in the second period. Malkin's backhand was his NHL-leading 33rd goal of the season. Steve Sullivan notched the Pens' second tally during a power play on a long slapshot with just over nine minutes left in the second.
New York lost for the second time in three games after having fallen 4-2 to the Chicago Blackhawks two days before beating the Columbus Blue Jackets last Sunday. They will look to rebound during Friday's showdown against the New York Islanders at Madison Square Garden.