Crosby, Rust score twice as Penguins beat Rangers 5-2

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Alex Nedelkovic makes a save during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers on Monday, April 1, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie)

NEW YORK (AP) — Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist and Alex Nedeljkovic made 28 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat New York 5-2, snapping the Rangers’ five-game winning streak. Bryan Rust also scored twice and Emil Bemstrom added a goal for Pittsburgh, which ended a four-game losing streak in New York and improved to 14-9-3 in its last 26 games against Rangers. The Penguins lost both previous games this season at home against the first-place Rangers and were making their lone appearance at Madison Square Garden. Kaapo Kakko and Jack Roslovic scored goals for the Rangers, and Igor Shesterkin finished with 16 saves.

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