From the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
November 28, 2009 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 8 (Game #26, Road #14)
* The Blueshirts were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 8-3, tonight at Mellon Arena to drop to 13-12-1 overall, including a 6-7-1 mark on the road.
* Each of the Rangers three goals were tallied by a defenseman, marking the second time this season the New York defense corps registered three goals in a game (Oct. 12 vs. Toronto, 7-2); entering tonight’s contest, the Blueshirts’ defensemen combined for 15 goals on the season, tying Chicago for fourth in the NHL.
* Marc Staal opened the game’s scoring at 8:50 of the first period and blocked two shots in 22:22 of icetime; Staal has now recorded a point in back-to-back contests (one goal and two points).
* Marian Gaborik led the team with two assists/points; he currently leads the NHL with 19 goals and ranks second in scoring with 35 points.
* Following three straight Pittsburgh goals, rookie defenseman Matt Gilroy responded to cut the Rangers deficit to one goal with 5:27 remaining in the second period.
* Michal Rozsival answered a Penguins goal in the closing second of the middle frame with an even strength tally 33 seconds into the third, and finished with a game-high four blocked shots and a team-high 23:05 of icetime.
* Four Rangers skaters – Ales Kotalik, Sean Avery, Vinny Prospal, and Chris Drury – recorded one assist apiece in the contest.
* Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi tied for the game-high with five hits.
* Christopher Higgins led all skaters with six shots on net, and led all New York forwards with 22:40 of icetime.
* The Rangers return to action on Monday, November 30, when they will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to close out their home-and-home set; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.