(Reuters) - James Neal scored two goals as the Pittsburgh Penguins hammered the New York Rangers 6-3 on Sunday to make it two wins from two.
The Penguins, hoping to fulfill expectations this season after consecutive first-round playoff losses, knocked off Philadelphia in the season opener and followed it up with another dominant triumph on the road against New York.
Pittsburgh tallied three goals in the first period and held a 5-1 advantage in the third before the Rangers rallied.
Neal scored in the first and third periods to take his tally to three goals for the season, while reigning Hart Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin added three assists.
Goaltender Tomas Vokoun, making his debut with the Penguins after being traded from the Washington Capitals, had 31 saves to outplay New York's Henrik Lundqvist.
Lundqvist, last year's Vezina Trophy winner, allowed four goals on 18 shots and was pulled in the second period.
(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles. Editing by Patrick Johnston)
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