The New York Rangers (16-17-1) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (24-10-1) at Madison Square Garden starting at 8:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist - 10-14-1, 2.71 gaa, .909 sv%, 2 so
Marc-Andre Fleury - 19-8-1, 1.98 gaa, .925 sv%, 3 so
- The Penguins have won four straight and nine of 10.
- Pittsburgh's top four defensemen Kris Letang, Brooks Orpik, Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi are out with injuries, while Deryk Engelland will miss the game due to a suspension.
- Also out with injuries are forwards Evgeni Malkin, Beau Bennett, Tanner Glass and Andrew Ebbett, as is the suspended James Neal.
- Sidney Crosby has six goals and five assists during an 11-game point streak. Crosby has gone 11 straight games without scoring a goal against the Rangers.
- Rookie defenseman Philip Samuelsson - son of Rangers assistant Ulf - will play his second NHL game.
- Chris Kunitz has 17 points (9g, 8a) in his last 16 games.
- Apparently, without a number of their skill players, the Penguins have been winning by playing tough, hard working hockey which includes hits like this from Robert Bortuzzo...
2013-14 Season Series:
Nov. 6 Rangers 5, Penguins 1 at MSG
Dec. 18 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Jan. 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
The Pens Blog
If you traded anyone besides Mac,krieder,zucc and girardi i wouldnt be mad.. i say girardi because he is a solid defensive defenseman, good guy, and hes been with the us his whole career. I left out stepan only because you can get some value back, but i wouldnt mind keeping him too
Of all sports, hockey is all about heart. Its all about carrying a little (or large) chip on your shoulder. Its about that little extra effort that makes all the difference. This, my fellow Ranger fans, is about as heartless as it gets. You get a chance to BURY your rivals (and that should be the attitude coming into tonights game, BURY them) and the cardboard players that make up a good chunk of our rosters play like, well, cardboard. Lets start with the "big" 3, Stepan, Richards and Nash. Sounds like a great package deal to me. Forget about getting value for Del Zotto. Kunitz nicks Hank (albeit not really that intentional of a move) and behind the net he is surrounded by Nash and Stepan. Boy, shaking in his skates was he. Dorsett? i remember some kind of hype about him being a player....ECHL maybe....Avery was 5 times the player despite the baggage...Falk? Why? I don't put any blame on AV, he inherited this bunch and he wants desperately to change it. On the plus side we know and see those with an edge excel, Zuc especially. The fact that our smallest guy throws himself around like their is no tomorrow. Mcd and Moore, no issues....anyway the good news is that there will be TRADES over the next week.....
I had to miss the game as I'm often teaching on Wed. nights. did they actualy compete tonight? It looks like they had a nice comeback
I think everyone is overrating the rangers effort tonight. I wasnt satisfied at all, absolutely no forecheck, not much hitting and how is nash a superstar if hes not involved in 4 out of 5 games. Time to start trading
hank's let the money get the best of him... i mean, a massage on the bench right before the shootout? a little decadent if you ask me
MUNN will make it all betterhttp://i.imgur.com/sJvaYAO.jpg
again...i hate the pens. anyone who likes them should be ashamed. its like liking the jock fart bag in high school that drove a beemer and dated the hot cheerleader. nobody should like that kid. everyone should smear poop under his car door handle. im out. i hate the pens.
@BRING BACK DUBIStep was the guy that made everyone around him better last year IDK - I might give him till the end of the year but he's a 2nd line center on a championship team, not 1st. The King will be back, even Hasek and lead bottom Brodeur had their deep slumps during their primes. It happens to all goalies. Surprised at the hate lately. Zucc is the guy I defended up and down this board last year with all the naysayers. It's still a bit early to say if he can keep it going in the really tough games but he's got heart and skill. Definate keeper. I'd say trade Dan G if it looks like Diesel will be ready soon - can get some nice return. I agree with your reasoning though. Damn I should get off this computer and get some rest. Nice chatting with you
Agree 100% with everything you said.. and i hope your right about some moves coming
@Paulie GualtieriHe's not even freakin human
@Paulie GualtieriHe's not a superstar - I'm bummed. I was really high on him and I hate being wrong. Superstars battle every night.and make things happen in the clutch. Being a multiple PCS sufferer myself I understand maybe he's not 100% but the I'm injured routine is getting old.
Even though they lost to the pens farm team the rangers didnt give up. Unfortunately the Rangers are at a place where they have to take baby steps.
...He got run into a few minutes before?
they can, but what will they actually do ?...
i'd love to see most of these guys gone
bad goal. not sure why he sits back so far in net
not a big toe. im very attached to them
@johnAMIRANTESrugbut are you a yankee fan? i mean that shit's jake ryan all the way
@Ron Duguay@mdspwtThis is a warriors sport. Heart is everything. I use to do some amateur kick boxing for a bit and if I sensed lack of heart or fear in my opponent it didn't matter if he was bigger than me or had better technique. He was mine. This is how the league treats us. Like sharks they smell a weak fish, swim circles around us and move in for the kill. Hard to watch. Maybe if slats could get out of bed with his mistress long enough he'd realize what's happening here and he could get us some hockey players! Geez!
if not for him they would have had chara, bertuzzi, spezza, luongo, mccabe, berard, jokinen, isbister....
that's good to hear
and Zucc was probably one of our better players?
@Ron Duguay@mdspwtwho's Ron Duguay?? Livefyre's weird!
@IcyCupthey should have no loyalty to anyone. even cally. pay him like he should be paid...like a good 3rd liner.
Yeah. Getting a top 4 isnt gonna happen unless Sather calls on the Dark Lord again for help ala the Montreal trade.
better deal DZ while we can ... forget asking for a top 4 d man in return