The Pittsburgh Penguins grabbed Jussi Jokinen from Carolina at the trade deadline, hopeful that the smooth-skating forward could fill in while superstar Sidney Crosby recovers from a broken jaw.
Jokinen certainly borrowed a page from Crosby's flair for the dramatic in his Penguins debut, scoring in regulation and then adding the only tally in the shootout as Pittsburgh edged the New York Rangers 2-1 on Friday night.
''When you come here you always want to make a good first impression,'' Jokinen said. ''I made a huge one.''
Jokinen beat Henrik Lundqvist with a wrist shot 32 seconds into the third period, and then one of the NHL's top shootout specialists slipped a wrister over the New York goalie in the first round of the tiebreaker as the Penguins snapped out of a two-game funk that came on the heels of a 15-game winning streak.
''We needed two goals to win, one in regular time and one in the shootout, and he got both of those,'' Pittsburgh forward Pascal Dupuis said. ''It's gre...