NHL: Penguins In Command
NEW YORK (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are one victory away from reaching the NHL Eastern Conference finals.
Brandon Sutter scored a short-handed goal to break a second-period tie in the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
Evgeni Malkin scored at 2:31 of the first period, and Jussi Jokinen made it 3-1 at 7:02 of the third before the teams traded late goals. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 shots.
The only negative for the Penguins was that Fleury allowed a goal for the first time in three games. Carl Hagelin's tying tally in the second period was the Rangers' first goal in 145 minutes, 30 seconds of playing time.
Pittsburgh, which has won three straight following a series-opening loss, can advance with a Game 5 victory at home Friday night.
Front office shake-up for the Flyers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ron Hextall has been promoted to general manager by the Philadelphia Flyers and Paul Holmgren was elevated to president. Hextall, Philadelphia's all-time winningest goalie, served as assistant GM last year to Holmgren, who moves up to president. Hextall previously spent seven seasons as vice president and assistant GM with the Los Angeles Kings.