Penguins beat Rangers in triple-overtime playoff marathon

The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-3 in a triple overtime marathon against the New York Rangers in Game 1 of a first-round series.

The extra time winner came from Evgeni Malkin, who redirected a John Marino shot into the back of the net.

Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin recorded 79 saves Tuesday night, the second-most saves in NHL playoff history, but it was Louis Domingue of the Penguins who stepped up as the hero.

Domingue, a 30-year-old veteran who has started just two regular-season games this year, was called into action in the second overtime after Casey DeSmith left the game with an apparent injury. Domingue recorded 17 saves in over 16 minutes on the ice and prevented the Rangers from scoring a game-winning goal.

The match was not without controversy as towards the end of the third period, Rangers appeared to take a 4-3 lead thanks to a Filip Chytil goal. After a replay review, it was overturned after officials ruled Kaapo Kakko interfered with Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith, despite New York’s argument that he was pushed from behind.

Game 2 in New York is scheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET.

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