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Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener

The New York Rangers wanted to jump right on the Pittsburgh Penguins in their playoff series opener. How about a goal at 28 seconds? Derick Brassard provided that, then Ryan McDonagh scored later in the first period. Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the Rangers shut down Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and won 2-1 Thursday night. Game 2 is in New York on Saturday night. Brassard got things started when Marc-Andre Fleury sent the rebound of Rick Nash's hard slap shot directly into the slot. Brassard was uncovered for a quick wrist shot, the center screaming in delight as the puck went in. "I give a lot of credit to Rick," Brassard said. "He didn't...

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