The New York Rangers played maybe their worst game of the season on Thursday night as they got blown out by the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-0.

Evgeni Malkin flashed his brilliance against the Rangers once again as he totaled 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists).

"I know I can help the team," Malkin said. "I can help the power play. This feels so much better. I know I can help this team win."

The Penguins also received goals from Patric Hornqvist, Eric Fehr, and Conor Sheary as they chased rangers goaltender henrik Lundqvist in the 2nd period after he gave up four goals.

"I think he took another big step tonight," Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. "I thought his timing was better. He's getting stronger. His conditioning is getting better with each game he's played. That is, quite honestly, what we expected to go through with Geno."

The 'Blue Shirts' now have their backs against the wall as they head into a must-win game 5 back in Pittsburgh.

"Today we are disappointed, angry, frustrated, for sure," forward Mats Zuccarello said. "At the same time, you can't let that go to your head. We have to win the next game and go from there."

"I don't think it was a lack of will, we just picked a very bad night to have a very bad game," head coach Alain Vigneault said.