The Pittsburgh Penguins threw everything and then some at the New York Rangers in the dying moments of the third period.
But their efforts, valiant as they were for a Penguins team trying their darndest to push their winning streak to five games, came and went in vain in a 4-3 defeat on Wednesday night.
The Rangers simply stuck around in the game and pounced on their opportunities presented to them.
Pittsburgh appeared to get a favorable break on the night after it was announced Henrik Lundqvist would miss the game because of the flu. That left the Rangers to send out Ondrej Pavelec, the owner of just a single win this season and a save percentage well below .900.
But Pavelec stopped 41-of 43 en route to his second win of the season.