Chris Kreider scored twice in the third quarter to lead the Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The win puts the Rangers (39-19-10, 88 points) 10 points ahead of Pittsburgh (34-24-10, 78 points) for third place in the Metropolitan Division and a replay on Saturday night. in the Garden.
This comes just four days after the Blueshirts suffered an overtime loss in Pittsburgh.
Mike Zibanejad had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Motte also scored for the Rangers, who have won four of their last five games.
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Igor Shesterkin made 26 saves for the Blueshirts.
Jake Guentzel and Rickard Rakell scored for Pittsburgh with Sidney Crosby assisting on both goals.