Hossa, Penguins End Rangers' Season

Deadline acquisition Hossa scores twice in deciding Game 5
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 5:02 PM CDT
Hossa, Penguins End Rangers' Season
Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, right, skates past New York Rangers' Jaromir Jagr in first period of Game 5 of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series in Pittsburgh Sunday, May 4, 2008.   (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Marian Hossa scored his second goal of the game 7:10 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins rallied after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Sunday and advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in seven years. The Penguins will meet the cross-state Philadelphia Flyers in the first all-Pennsylvania conference final.

Sidney Crosby began a rush into the Penguins end with a pass to Pascal Dupuis, who attempted to give it back to Crosby. The puck trickled away but ended up on Hossa's stick, and he beat Henrik Lundqvist from the slot for his fifth of the playoffs to end New York's season. The Penguins won the series 4-1. (More NHL playoffs stories.)

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