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NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have plenty of familiar names up and down their roster. Dorian Johnson Jersey . Now they are excelling even with some prominent players on the shelf. Sidney Crosby didnt score any goals against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night -- not in regulation, overtime or the shootout -- but he assisted on two and helped the Penguins bounce back from a blown late lead and earn a 4-3 victory. Brandon Sutter was the star this time as the Penguins played without injured centre Evgeni Malkin and a slew of hurt or suspended defencemen. Sutter scored one of Pittsburghs two third-period goals that gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead, and then netted the only tally in the five-round shootout. "If everybody got healthy tomorrow, youd talk about a significant group of guys getting back in the lineup," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "I dont think how we play -- expectations, style of play, game plan -- really changes much by getting one or two players back or getting everybody back." The Penguins will be without Malkin again on Thursday when they host Minnesota, but suspended forward James Neal is expected to return after serving a five-game ban. Still, Pittsburgh has been relying on fill-ins and hasnt missed a beat. The Eastern Conference-leading Penguins have won five straight and are 10-1-1 in their last 12. "Thats the good part about having these guys come in and play," Bylsma said. "They know exactly how to play, and they know what the expectation is. Theyve gone out and theyve played that way." Sutter gave the Penguins a 3-1 lead just 1:01 after Pascal Dupuis snapped a 1-1 tie, but Pittsburgh couldnt hold the edge. Dupuis gave the Penguins their second lead, off a feed from Crosby at 5:25, and Sutter used a strong individual effort to make it a two-goal advantage at 6:26. Chris Kunitz had a goal and assist, and Crosby increased his NHL-leading point total to 49. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots through overtime and then five in the shootout. Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard rallied the Rangers with goals 5:31 apart to tie it with 1:46 left in regulation. Henrik Lundqvist got it to overtime and withstood a hard hit from Kunitz, who bowled him over in the extra session -- striking the goalie in the head and taking a penalty for interference. The Rangers, however, couldnt take advantage of that power play as they did on Brassards tying goal. New York earned a standings point with its second straight shootout after not being forced to the tiebreaker round all season. Lundqvist shook off Kunitzs hit, he just couldnt carry the Rangers all the way back for a win. "It was a big point," Lundqvist said. "I played a pretty good game, I think. I just hate losing in the shootout." Zuccarello started the comeback when he shoved in a rebound of defenceman John Moores shot that trickled between Fleurys pads into the crease at 12:43. Brassard made it 3-3 when he ripped a shot from the bottom of the left circle into the top right corner of the net. It came 57 seconds after Pittsburghs Matt Niskanen went off for high-sticking. Carl Hagelin scored for New York in the second period, and Lundqvist made 30 saves through overtime in his seventh straight start, but the Rangers dropped to 1-3-2 on their team-record, nine-game homestand. New York was looking to win two straight, building off a shootout victory over Calgary on Sunday. "We put some points together, and if we do this continuously, I think guys will start to feel a lot better about themselves," Rangers forward Brad Richards said. The Penguins stayed hot despite also missing injured defencemen Kris Letang, Rob Scuderi, Paul Martin, and Brooks Orpik, and suspended defenceman Deryk Engelland, who received a five-game ban Wednesday. The Rangers, who beat Pittsburgh 5-1 in the season-series opener on Nov. 6, fell to 2-14-1 when they allow the first goal. Hagelin, who had gone eight games without a goal before he scored Sunday, tied it 1-1 with 4:25 left in the second period. It was his seventh this season Pittsburgh had taken a 1-0 lead on its second power play of the period and the game 2:51 earlier on Kunitzs 18th goal and team-leading ninth with a man advantage. NOTES: Penguins D Philip Samuelsson played his second NHL game, two nights after making his debut. His father, Ulf, is a Rangers assistant coach. ... Kunitz has points in 10 of 12 games: seven goals and six assists. ... Moore had two assists to increase his season point total to seven. Corey Peters Jersey . Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter also scored for the Americans, who avoided a repeat of Finlands upset at the Four Nations Cup in Lake Placid, N.Y., in November. Finnish goalie Noora Raty made 58 saves in that one, but the three-time Olympian could stop just 40 of 43 U. Pat Tillman Jersey . But last years runner-up Jarkko Nieminen crashed out despite winning the first set against Denis Istomin. Istomin fired 10 aces and won 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-2 to even his career record against Nieminen at 3-3.TSN.ca presents its latest weekly power rankings for the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League season. Rankings were weighted evenly between separate lists made by TSN Radio host and soccer analyst Gareth Wheeler as well as TSN.cas soccer editors. 1. Liverpool (Last Week-1) Philippe Coutinho took advantage of a Vincent Kompany mistake to score the winning goal for Liverpool as they defeated Manchester City 3-2.  Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel also scored for Liverpool who control their own destiny as they chase the Premier League title. 2. Chelsea (LW-3) Demba Ba struck in the 68th minute against 10 man Swansea City to lead Chelsea to a 1-0 victory.  The win keeps Chelsea firmly in Liverpools rear view mirror as they battle for the title. 3. Manchester City (LW-2) Manchester City dropped points in both games they played this week.  After falling 3-2 to Liverpool in an important title showdown, City needed a late goal to rescue a point in a midweek fixture against bottom of the table Sunderland. 4. Arsenal (LW-5) A Lukas Podolski double and a goal from Olivier Giroud did the damage for Arsenal as they defeated West Ham 3-1.  The win helped the Gunners move ahead of Everton in the race for the final Champions League position. 5. Everton (LW-4) Everton scored a 1-0 victory over Sunderland in their weekend fixture before dropping a critical two points in a 3-2 midweek loss to Crystal Palace.  Four points was not enough to keep them in a Champions League position. 6. Manchester United (LW-6) Manchester Uniteds game against Hull City was postponed due to Hulls participation in the FA Cup. 7. Tottenham (LW-7) Jonas Olsson own goal, plus goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen led Tottenham back from a 3-0 deficit to grab a 3-3 draw with West Brom.  The victory keeps Tottenhams hope of playing in Europe alive and well. 8. Southampton (LW-8) Southampton, safe in the middle of the table dropped a 1-0 result at home to Cardiff City. 9. Stoke City (LW-9) Erik Pieters scored the only goal of the game in the first half to lead Stoke City to a 1-0 victory over Newcastle.  Stoke has never finished in the top half of the Premier League but they currently reside there in the table. Jermaine Gresham Jersey. 10. Crystal Palace (LW-14) It was a huge six point week for Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace that should see them remain in the Premier League.  They knocked off Aston Villa 1-0 and then won a 3-2 midweek thriller against Everton. 11. Newcastle United (LW-10) Newcastle dropped their fourth consecutive Premier League contest, falling 1-0 to Stoke City.  Over the course of those games they have conceded 12 goals while not replying once. 12. Hull City (LW-11) Hull Citys game against Manchester United was postponed due to their participation in the FA Cup. 13. West Ham United (LW-12) Matthew Jarvis scored the only goal for West Ham as they fell 3-1 to Arsenal. 14. Swansea City (LW-13) Chico Flores picked up two yellow cards in 17 minutes and Swansea were never able to get back on top of the game as they fell 1-0 to Chelsea. 15. West Bromwich Albion (LW-16) After taking a 3-0 lead through Matej Vydra, Chris Brunt and Stephane Sessegnon just 31 minutes into the contest, West Brom was forced to settle for a 3-3 draw with Tottenham.  The equalizing marker came four minutes into second half stoppage time. 16. Aston Villa (LW-15) Three more dropped point for Aston Villa as they fell 1-0 at the hands of Crystal Palace.  Villa continues to slip closer to the relegation zone. 17. Fulham (LW-18) Hugo Rodallega scored a first half goal to lead Fulham to a 1-0 victory over Norwich City.  18. Sunderland (LW-19) It was one point from two games for Sunderland as they fell 1-0 to Everton before earning their single in a 2-2 draw against Manchester City. 19. Cardiff City (LW-20) Calas 65th minute marker was the difference as Cardiff City defeated Southampton 1-0.  The victory provides three important points to the Welsh sides efforts to stay in the Premier League. 20. Norwich City (LW-17) Neil Adams fell in his first game in charge of Norwich City as they lost 1-0 to Fulham.  The Canaries dropped their seventh straight road contest and have to finish the season against Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '