The standings say the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins are tied atop the hyper competitive Metropolitan Division. On the ice at the moment, there appears to be plenty of separation.
Sidney Crosby picked up his NHL-leading 22nd goal, Evgeni Malkin added a goal and two assists and the Penguins overwhelmed the Rangers late in a 7-2 romp on Tuesday night that gave the defending Stanley Cup champions a share of the division lead.
Bryan Rust, Phil Kessel, Justin Schultz, Patric Hornqvist and Nick Bonino also scored for the Penguins. Matt Murray made 26 saves and Pittsburgh cruised despite missing injured defensemen Kris Letang and Trevor Daley.