Originally written January 20, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have come storming into the shortened season, not only starting with a pair of impressive road wins against their division foes, but creating questions for the rival New York Rangers. The Penguins dominated New York in a 6-3 win to spoil the Rangers' home opener at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night, even prompting Rangers coach John Tortorella to pull goalie Henrik Lundqvist about midway through the second period after he gave up four goals. James Neal scored two goals, giving him three in two games, and Tyler Kennedy also scored in his second straight game as the Penguins opened a 5-1 lead and held on for the win. Matt Niskanen and Pascal Dupuis also scored and Kris Letang added an empty-net goal for the Penguins (2-0), who opened the season outscoring Atlantic Division rivals Philadelphia and the Rangers 9-4. "We know divisional play in a shortened season -- (against) two teams we think are going to be very good -- they are ...
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