The New York Rangers (20-19-2) visit the Pittsburgh Penguins (29-12-1) at the Consol Energy Center starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist - 12-15-2, 2.70 gaa, .908 sv%, 2 so
Marc-Andre Fleury - 22-10-1, 2.15 gaa, .920 sv%, 3 so
- The Penguins have scored 39 goals during their 10-game home unbeaten streak. They're 17-3-0 at Consol Energy Center this season.
- Evgeni Malkin who has missed the last eight games with a leg injury has been practicing, but will not play tonight.
- Kris Letang, who skated this morning, remains out with an arm infection.
- Marc-Andre Fleury has a 0.73 goals-against average during the last four games at home against the Rangers.
- Sidney Crosby has 9g, 14a in the last 14 games.
- Chris Kunitz has 10 points (3g, 7a) in the last seven games.
- James Neal has eight points (4g, 4a) in his last three games.
- Former Ranger Pascal Dupuis needed ACL knee surgery and may be out for rest of the season.
- Taylor Pyatt will make his Penguins debut tonight.
- Pyatt didn't have many great moments, but he did score in Game 7 against the Capitals last season...
2013-14 Season Series:
Nov. 6 Rangers 5, Penguins 1 at MSG
Dec. 18 Rangers 3, Penguins 4, SO at MSG
Jan. 3 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Feb. 7 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
The Pens Blog
Blow this team, fire AV, hire MESS (yes, he has no experience but he will not tolerate these lackluster performances)..........get someone with grit to play with Nash who can't stop looking over his shoulder.....hank you just signed for 7 years at 8.5 per...stop the effin fashion crap and stop the puck....I hate this team bunch of soft wussies.......dorsett who is a middle weight at best is now out...........
Jokinen didn't have a goal in like 12 games...scores 2. What is it with players having dry spells vanishing against this team?
As far as Lundqvist, he is back to being "off" with all kind of fans saying the goals aren't his fault.At one point he is staring stupidly at a rebound sitting right in front of him and doesn't smother it.Snap.Goal.Then he is blaming the outmatched D after the game.True but hate that.I wouldn't mind just seeing Henrik traded while we still can. Prima donna act.Also hate that look at the ceiling act he does.Ridiculous.
And I don't want to hear anymore how good Stralman is. He was just pushed out of the way and the Penguins scored an easy goal.
The only good thing about this game was that Pyatt didn't score. The Rangers are just a mediocre team. Too many small ,non-aggressive players. If these players were talented, maybe you could teach them something. Fans got Gilbride fired. Now it's time to work on Sather. How about some "Goodbye Glen" chants at the garden!
This team's mantra should be "Soft ... Softer and Softest". Richards = a pansy who must go. Nash = Invisible yet again. How many pucks does he lose and turnover. Boyle = Zero offensive talent. Stralman = Soft and can't knock anyone off the puck or clear the crease. In the infamous words of Murray Chadwick You better start hitting out there. Let them know you're in the same rink with them. Half of you can skate around with a carton of eggs out there and not break any out there." That pretty much sums up this team.
Too early to think about offseason moves? Maybe a buyout, definitely not resigning Boyle/D. Moore...Maybe keep Pouliot if he stays stellar, give Zucc a BIG raise
Zucc and McD and a couple of others decided they would play a game of hockey.The rest, including Lundqvist, decided to hang around the Country Club.
Hey All!! Looks like I missed a heckuva game. Heard Nash was a beast and the Rangers played with bunches of toughness. Anyone care to recap?
whats going on, the players are not prepared and the coach can't make adjustments during the game see ya av !
Cant wait to hear the horseshit that comes out of the mouthes of hank and cally in the locker room interviews. We suck.
So our leading scorer is 5'8 and a rookie with 10 goals and a defense-man with 7.... wow..... Should have waited on the Hank signing, Nash is disgustingly invisible and a vagina would look like an enforcer if put on the ice.
This team needs to be destroyed
This is embarrassing. No intensity, nothing! This team needs to be coached as if they are junior players. The problem tonight was they were still on their vacation mode from hanging in Florida the past 2 days after their last game. I would fire that Arniel guy and bring in a bad cop for AV. Lord knows he can't be one!
@shamroc67Experience is over rated IMO. I always thought Mess was the man but if it didn't work out Slats' balls would be hanging from Times Square. With this team of adolescent girls perhaps Nanny McPhee would have been the best choice
@BrendyJohnsonThat douche always scores against us no matter what uniform he wears and sucks every other game. Unbelievable
@fs2020His job is to stop the puck right? I hate when the announcers say "he didn't have a chance". A goalie ALWAYS has a chance, even if he makes the right play by intuition alone.
Well, if thats the case, looks like more Boyle beatdowns
That's the storyline of the season
i dont know what everyone else was watching but Richards earned every penny of his contract tonight ;)
@Say my NameYup, the entire team's taking Estrogen and expect Zucc and McD to win the games while the rest of them discuss their PMS symptoms
Just watch a porno of a vagina getting pounded. It will be the same as you'll see in Rangers rewind but at least you'll get some enjoyment out of it.
Name...it was a disgrace brother. Your eyes are fortunate not to have seen that debacle
Zucc is the man. Crosby is a baby-back bitch.
@NYR44 We were pathetic tonight against Pittsburgh.... boy are we a bunch of pussies. When Dorsett got injured, it looked even worse
Torts couldn't keep a line together for more than a shift...so its not about adjustments..... Its the players mostly. Not saying coaching has anything to do with it but it lies on the players shoulders. Torts if flourishing in Vancouver and it was all about him last season. Now AV.... Got to place blame where blame is due..
I'd keep a select few...but Richards or Nash must be bought out
Pens fan? Troll? Sid the Infant is a whiny bitch but is the most talented player since 99 IMO, and at least he has balls unlike 9/10 of our guys. Who wouldn't want him?
I wouldn't kill anybody. I'm a lover, not a fighter.
Yo Worlds...Happy New year brother....
Honestly man....how hard is it to watch this club right now?!? I have to watch the Islanders play to get my fill of hard-hitting hockey because my club cant get it done. so freaking sad..lol
@McPhee37@BetweentheworldsYo George - I don't watch these days and get my fill just by commenting on blogs and interacting with these guys. WTF happened to Kreids, he was starting to look like a beast. Is he taking estrogen supplements? Half the team is concussed, I hate Sid the Infant but got to give him credit being that all our guys wilt after a bout of PCS and he came back strong. I've had it and I know you do just about anything to avoid it because it is one bitch of an ordeal, and you think you'll never get better when you're in it, but man. what can you say. weak from top to bottom and everyone knows it. Slats was a fighter on the ice and refuses to bring guys in to protect his expensive commodities and balance out his roster WTF? I knew tonight would be a disaster so I didn't watch until the end and saw a bunch of pussies who looked like they gave up at the opening drop. Depressing