Originally written January 31, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- Just when the Pittsburgh Penguins were starting to struggle and the New York Rangers were feeling better about themselves, the Penguins came back into Madison Square Garden on Thursday night and reminded both teams about the flip side of their recent fates. James Neal scored his fifth goal of the season and Simon Despres got his first as the Penguins broke out of a mini-slump to defeat the Rangers at Madison Square Garden by three goals for the second time in as many weeks, 3-0. Evgeni Malkin added his second goal of the season for Pittsburgh, less than two minutes into the game, and goalie Tomas Voukon made 28 saves in the shutout of the Rangers, who played their first full game without injured captain Ryan Callahan. "We always get up for playing the Rangers," said Neal, whose power-play goal 26 seconds into the third period gave Pittsburgh a 2-0 lead. "It's always fun playing at MSG, but at the same time, I think it was our best team game. We w...
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