PITTSBURGH - Dominic Moore, whose pass set up Brian Boyle's opening goal of Game 7, won his third Game 7 in Pittsburgh since 2010 -- all with different teams. And he was on the scoresheet for all three games.
Moore scored in Montreal's 5-2 victory in the 2010 Eastern Conference semifinals -- the final game played at Mellon Arena. He also set up the primary assist on Sean Bergenheim's winner when Tampa Bay blanked the Pens, 1-0, in the 2011 Eastern Conference quarterfinals here.
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Moore rejoined the Rangers, who drafted him in 2000, as a free agent last summer after he took the 2012-13 lockout-shortened season off after the death of his wife from cancer.
He played 12:32 and helped shut down stars Sidney Crosby (two shots) and Evgeni Malkin (four), who often were double-shifted.
Vigneault's words are true
Some pregame words from Vigneault turned out to be prophetic: "If you asked me before the series started -- with the firepower they have -- if I preferred to play four out of seven or one game, winner-take-all, I would've probably taken the one game. That's what we have tonight."