Fleury sets franchise record; Penguins stop Rangers, 3-0
The Penguins' Beau Bennett is congratulated by Tyler Kennedy after scoring on Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in the first period Saturday at Consol Energy Center.
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The Penguins won their eighth game in a row and goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury set a franchise record with the 23rd shutout of his career in 3-0 a win over the New York Rangers this afternoon at Consol Energy Center.
Fleury made 23 saves.
It was also the Penguins' sixth home win in a row and seventh win in a row against the Rangers.
The Penguins took a 1-0 lead at 1:30 of the first period when rookie Beau Bennett sailed a slap shot from the right dot past Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
The second period was scoreless.
Tyler Kennedy gave Penguins a 2-0 edge with a power-play goal at 6:34 of the third period. The Penguins passed the puck around the perimeter for several seconds before Kennedy one-timed a dish from Kris Letang.
Just 43 seconds later, Pascal Dupuis, moving down the right edge of the slot, got a pass from Dustin Jeffrey and lifted a backhander over Lundqvist to make it 3-0.
The Penguins play host to Boston on Sunday afternoon.
First Published March 16, 2013 3:31 pm