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Shanahan rallies Rangers to 3-2 shootout victory over Penguins

After looking lifeless through two periods, the Rangers woke up in the third and erased a 2-0 deficit when Blair Betts scored a short-handed goal and Shanahan followed with a power-play marker less than two minutes later.

Henrik Lundqvist was perfect in the shootout, stopping Evgeni Malkin, Nils Ekman and Sidney Crosby in the tie-breaker, snapping the Rangers’ four-game losing streak (0-1-3).

Ekman did beat Lundqvist with a penalty-shot goal in the first but couldn’t repeat it. Crosby doubled Pittsburgh’s lead with a power-play goal in the second, but the Penguins dropped their fourth straight.

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New York had only 13 shots through two periods before breaking out with nine in the third and improved to 4-1 in shootouts this season. Lundqvist has stopped all 22 shots he’s faced in the tie-breaker.