The Penguins scored in the third to keep the game within one, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers held off Pittsburgh's late-game pressure to win Game 3 2-1 and take the series lead.
Zach Parise fends off Jay Bouwmeester to win the loose puck battle and bury the puck high over the glove of Jake Allen to give Minnesota a 2-0 first period lead.
A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Tuesday:
BACK ON THE MOUND
Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco makes his first start since he was struck by a liner off the bat of White Sox outfielder Melky Cabrera in the first inning of a 4-1 loss last Tuesday...
This from Reds manager Bryan Price is not a good look at all.
Cam Fowler beats Ondrej Pavelec to tie the Jets with seconds left before the end of the first period.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Point guard Tyreke Evans will play for the New Orleans Pelicans in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Golden State Warriors, while backup Jrue Holiday is out with an injury....
Dustin Byfuglien didn't like that Corey Perry scored and he shows it by throwing him down from behind just seconds after the puck went into the net.
CHICAGO (AP) Jimmy Butler set a playoff career-high for the second straight game with 31 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks 91-82 on Monday night to take a 2-0 lead in their first-round series....
Blake Wheeler keeps track of the loose puck to net the Jets' second of the period and give Winnipeg the lead.
Yeah, good luck with that. A month after it was confirmed he he would be “transferring” from Florida, Miami announced in February that Gerald Willis would be transferring into the Hurricanes football program.
They did exactly that in Game 1.
PITTSBURGH (AP) Henrik Lundqvist stopped 23 shots and the New York Rangers regained control of their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 2-1 win in Game 3 on Tuesday night....
Mike Milbury talks about the Rangers' slow start to Game 3 against the Penguins, saying they were trying to "push the pace" without much luck.
San Francisco offensive lineman Alex Boone said recently that ex-coach Jim Harbaugh eventually wore out his welcome within the 49ers’ locker room. But not everyone in the locker room agrees with that.
The first period between the Jets and Ducks ends with a knee-to-knee collision, Ryan Kesler hit on Dustin Byfuglien and scrum as emotions run high on and off the ice.
Corey Perry makes a goal from the top of the crease to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead, but moments after Dustin Byfuglien takes Perry down from behind and gets sent to the penalty box.
Things are quickly going from bad to worse for the Brewers.
Tyler Myers scores on the simple wrist shot to tie the Ducks at two.
If James Harden keeps getting the kind of help he received in the Houston Rockets' playoff opener, the Dallas Mavericks could be in trouble....
The restricted free agent market continues to thin. Six restricted free agents re-signed with their clubs on Monday, per the NFL’s personnel notice, which announces transactions. Three Rams RFAs signed their tenders: safety Rodney McLeod, quarterback Austin Davis and tight end Cory Harkey.
Jason Pominville backhands the puck past Jake Allen to get the Wild up one goal over the Blues.
BOSTON (AP) The guilt phase of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial was considered a slam dunk for prosecutors, especially after his lawyers bluntly admitted during opening statements that he participated in the deadly 2013 attack....
He was simply the most dominant player in Game 1 of the Mavericks vs. Rockets series.
Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bob St. Clair, who spent 11 seasons with the 49ers from 1953 through 1963, has died after a brief illness. He was 84. A third-round draft pick (32nd overall) from Tulsa, St.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs was delayed 23 minutes Monday night after a female fan behind home plate was hit in the back of the head by a ball off the bat of Starlin Castro....
No call on the first collision.
The entry list of 41 cars for the Xfinity Series' ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond.
It drew a two-minute roughing penalty.
BYU is losing two reserve players to transfer.
Winnpeg's Adam Pardy is hit so hard by Matt Beleskey that he can't properly defend the puck, allowing Jakob Silfverberg the opportunity to take it and tap it in past Ondrej Pavelec.