In just his third game in 11 days, Henrik Lundqvist has done his part in the first 20 minutes. He stopped an Asham backhander, Letsetu, Malkin, Letang and more. Yes, there were some near-misses (Crosby wide far side) and juicy rebounds, and Rangers haven't been able to generate pressure (five shots) except for a couple cycles.
All six penalties came in pairs: No PPs. Surprised to see Callahan drop the gloves with Comrie at 12:55. Not surprised to see Cooke and Avery sent off for unsportsmanlike conduct at 17:24. Del Zotto and Malkin got tangled and went off for roughing.
Pens are winning 3 of every four faceoffs (15-5, and Crosby is 8-0) , which will eventually lead to more scoring chances---and probably goals. NY has five shots.