NHL Playoffs: New York Rangers lose series against Pittsburgh Penguins

BRYAN Rust scored twice and Conor Sheary once as the Pittsburgh Penguins got big performances from their rookies to eliminate the New York Rangers from the NHL post-season with a 6-3 rout.

The Penguins dominated the Rangers with their youth and speed to close out the first-round Eastern Conference series in five games.

First-year goaltender Matt Murray stopped 38 shots for the Penguins, who have won 18 of their last 21 games.

Bryan Rust #17 of the Pittsburgh Penguins acknowledges the fans after defeating the New York Rangers.Source: AFP

The Penguins move on to the second round where they will play the winner between the Philadelphia Flyers-Washington Capitals series.

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