Zucker opened the scoring midway through the first period. Rooney has played a pivotal role in that penalty kill's success, stabilizing the unit and working hand-in-hand with Brett Howden.
With 2:18 left in the first, the Rangers evened the game on a delayed penalty when Panarin's slap shot from the left side was redirected to Rooney, who tucked the rebound into the vacated right side of the net. "They were smarter and looked like a little hungrier team than we were in the third period". He fills the shooting and passing lanes efficiently, managing to take away the opposition's time and space without losing his defensive positioning.
The 25-year-old DeAngelo, whose final shift Saturday lasted 1:43 and included a miscommunication with Georgiev behind the net that led to the Penguins' game-winning goal in overtime, did not practice with the Rangers on Sunday.
His partner in crime on the fourth-line, Lemieux, has been equally as effective during the play's 5-on-5 portion.
Artemi Panarin had a goal and two assists, Kevin Rooney scored and Igor Shesterkin made 25 saves as NY snapped a three-game losing streak against Pittsburgh.
DeAngelo has been a healthy scratch for two games this season after a breakout 2019-20 campaign.
DeAngelo has one point in six games.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Steven Stamkos' goal made him the franchise leader in power-play points, Yanni Gourde scored twice and Tampa Bay raced to a three-goal lead in the first period in a win over Nashville, remaining flawless on home ice. The big stars will have to step-up in and build off this momentous win, but the role players are truly pivotal, especially with Filip Chytil and Colin Blackwell's injuries.
An NHL team is not allowed to buy out a player during the season. Defensively, the Blueshirts will have to be stout, with their forwards helping out in their own end every shift.