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Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first-period goal with teammates Zach Boychuk #18 and Dustin Jeffrey #15 during a game against the Rangers. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Penguins 3, Rangers 0

The Rangers fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-0, on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

The Rangers skate off the ice after a
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The Rangers skate off the ice after a 3-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his third-period goal against the Rangers. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his third-period goal with teammate Pascal Dupuis #9 as Carl Hagelin looks on. (Jan. 31, 2013)

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The Rangers skate off the ice after a
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The Rangers skate off the ice after a 3-0 loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his third-period goal against the Rangers with teammate Pascal Dupuis #9. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins breaks
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Simon Despres #47 of the Pittsburgh Penguins breaks in alone against Henrik Lundqvist to score a third-period goal. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays the
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Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays the puck against Jeff Halpern. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Brad Richards controls the puck against Brandon Sutter
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Brad Richards controls the puck against Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

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Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers
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Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers skates the puck into the zone against Robert Bortuzzo #41 of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first-period goal with teammates James Neal #18 and Dustin Jeffrey #15 as Ryan McDonagh looks on. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist skates away as Evgeni Malkin #71
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Henrik Lundqvist skates away as Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates scoring a goal with teammates in the first perod of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Dan Girardi clears the puck from Dustin Jeffrey
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Dan Girardi clears the puck from Dustin Jeffrey of the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Rick Nash has a second-period shot stopped by
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Rick Nash has a second-period shot stopped by Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

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Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends
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Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends against Dan Girardi in the second period of a game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first-period goal with teammates Zach Boychuk #18 and Dustin Jeffrey #15 during a game against the Rangers. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates
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Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his first-period goal during a game against the Rangers. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Henrik Lundqvist surrenders a first-period goal by Evgeni
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Henrik Lundqvist surrenders a first-period goal by Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Jan. 31, 2013)

Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes
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Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins takes a hard first-period check from Michael Del Zotto during game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 31, 2013)

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Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays
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Brandon Sutter #16 of the Pittsburgh Penguins plays the puck against Michael Del Zotto during a game at Madison Square Garden. (Jan. 31, 2013)

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