The New York Rangers (3-3-0) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (3-3-0) at MSG starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
TV: MSG; Radio: ESPN Radio (FM 98.7), XM 214
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Henrik Lundqvist - 3-3-0, 2.75 gaa, .905 sv%, 0 so.
Tomas Vokoun - 1-1-0, 2.59 gaa, .917 sv%, 0 so
- Pittsburgh has won five straight against the Rangers, outscoring New York 22-8, as well as taking three in a row at Madison Square Garden.
- The Penguins have been outscored 14-7 in dropping three of four.
- Evgeni Malkin has five goals and five assists during the Penguins' five-game run versus the Rangers. He has 1g, 5a on the season.
- Sidney Crosby is tied with Malkin for team lead in points with six (3g, 3a).
- James Neal is tops on the Penguins with four goals.
- Ex-Ranger Pascal Dupuis has 2g, 1a on the season.
- Chris Kunitz has 20 hits this season.
- Brooks Orpik leads Penguins with 19 blocked shots.
- Penguins claimed Zach Boychuk off waivers today.
- The Penguins are 1 for their last 14 on the power play.
2013 Season Series:
Jan. 20 Rangers 3 vs. Penguins 6 at MSG
Jan. 31 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 16 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
April 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
April 5 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
The Pens Blog
Game recap is up. Not that I'm sure any of you want to read it: http://www.nyrangersblog.com/2013-articles/january/penguins-3-rangers-0.html
The Rangers putted so much effort on defense and offense on 1st and 2nd period, thats really frustrating. half of the 3rd the Rangers lost gas.
Two times hitting the goal post. Very lucky team the Pengiuns.
Can't wait for the Pensblog crew to go back to their whole the-sky-is-falling attitude after losing again.
Isles grind out another win by collapsing on the net while the rangers keep making cutsey little passes in their own zone. STOP. NASH doesn't make you the 80's Oilers.
We didn't make things hard for Vokoun at all. That's not to say he shouldn't be starting over Fleury anyways (because he should be), but cripes. Horrible game, no bounces our way either.
Absolutely NO JAM tonight... 4th line pins our top line in our own zone... No shooting gee I wonder why we can't score?!?
Couple of thoughts.
1) Trade Stepan for anything. I know its early in the year, but he is a waste of time and not a second line center at all. He cannot score and cannot create anything.
2) Put 5 defensman on the powerplay because clearly what they are doing right now is not working. Their were times where they could not even make a pass.
3) If we take another too many men on the ice penalty, one of the coaches should be fired. It would be bad if you took 4 of them in a season, but 4 in 7 games are you kidding me. And we have given up a goal on 3 of those 4 penalties.
4) If Hagelin doesn't start to finish soon something has to change. He takes way to many dumb penalties and hasn't scored in forever.
5) Mike Rupp is the worst player in the NHL
6) Rick Nash has been solid since the acquisition, but if he doesn't score soon its going to be ridiculous. When he has an opportunity he seems like he shoots right at the goaltender every single time.
But right now I would trade Derek Stepan for almost any third line center on any team, he has been absolutely horrid.
Let's lighten the mood in here:
@AnnoyingJoe We did seem very weak.
I should also mention....FUCK THE RANGERS! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! HOW'S THE NASH TRADE LOOKING NOW, BITCHES? HENRIK'S OBVIOUSLY THE BEST GOALIE EVER! MAYBE YOU COULD BEAT THE PENGUINS IF TORTS TOOK HIS DICK OUT OF LARRY BROOKS' EYESOCKET FOR 5 SECONDS!!!!
Thank you for your time.
@AnnoyingJoe Not a good team.
@AnnoyingJoe -- the movement without the puck disappeared on that one
@AnnoyingJoe fitting name.