Steve Sullivan, Jordan Staal and Tyler Kennedy scored and the Pittsburgh Penguins fended off elimination with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.
Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn't enough for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the New York Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.
Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan scored power play goals 11 seconds apart as part of a four-goal third period as the Rangers extended their winning streak to a season-high four games with a 5-2 win over the Penguins on Sunday.
Alex Kovalev is already making the most of his return to the Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring the only goal of the shootout after netting one in regulation in his new team's 6-5 victory over theToronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night.
Alex Goligoski scored twice and added an assist, and the Pittsburgh Penguins scored four power-play goals to end a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.