The Pittsburgh Penguins are looking to establish themselves as a Cinderella team in the NHL playoffs.
They are now on the right track as they defeated the New York Rangers, 4-3, in a road game to even their first-round playoff series.
The Penguins are the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and the Rangers are one of the leading favorites to win the Stanley Cup. Their home ice advantage now lies in danger as the Penguins get their next two games at home.
Penguins star center Sidney Crosby reminded the Rangers of his extensive playoff experience as he led his team to victory by scoring two goals.
The Rangers appeared to have everything under control after taking a 1-0 lead to end the first period.
However, the Penguins were not intimidated by Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, who struggled with an 81.8 save percentage despite having only 22 shots taken against him.
Center Brandon Sutter scored the first goal for the Penguins midway through the second period before Crosby scored both of his goals to give the Penguins a 3-1 lead.
Rangers center Derick Brassard scored a goal early in the third period to put the Rangers back in it, but Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz sealed the game with a goal midway through the period.
Although left wing Rick Nash scored for the Rangers, it was too late as it came with four seconds remaining.
Despite finishing the season on a sour note, the Penguins still pose a major threat to the Rangers. They will look to keep turning the momentum in their favor as they face the Rangers at home on Monday.