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Park -- in the lineup only because wingers James Neal and Steve Sullivan were not because of lower-body injuries -- made it 3-1 with his seventh at 5:11 of the second. Park shot a bouncing puck off a floundering Biron while he stood behind the goal line, the puck fluttering past the goal line.
Pascal Dupuis earned the primary assist on the play, extending his point streak to 16 games, longest in the NHL this season.
Malkin elicited chants of "M-V-P" from the Penguins' 250th consecutive sellout crowd when he scored with 10:54 left off a pass from Kunitz. It was Malkin's 49th goal, second in the NHL to Steven Stamkos. Malkin entered the game with a 10-point lead on Stamkos in the scoring race.
Anisimov's goal came during a five-minute power play with 2:14 left, but Letang answered with an empty-netter at 19:11.
NOTES: The game was the 500th of Biron's career. He's won only 13 of 35 career decisions against Pittsburgh. ... The Penguins announced their season team awards throughout the game during stoppages. Malkin was selected most valuable player. ... The announced crowd of 18,585 set a new Penguins season attendance record of 742,608 -- with one game remaining. ... The Rangers had won their previous four on the road and five of their previous six in Pittsburgh. ... When leading after two periods, the Penguins are 31-0-3 this season. ... Kunitz's assist was the 200th of his career. ... Pittsburgh D Matt Niskanen (upper-body injury) did not play.
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