Rangers vs. Penguins (Game 26) – Open Game Night Thread

The New York Rangers (14-10-1) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (15-8-2) at MSG tonight starting at 7:00 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo Sports.

Rangers Game Notes

TV: MSG; Radio: 1050AM ESPN Radio, XM205

Probable Lines:
Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Avery-Stepan-Fedotenko
Frolov-Boyle-Prust
White-Christensen-

Staal-Roszival
Del Zotto-Girardi
Eminger-Sauer
Gilroy

Goaltenders:
Henrik Lundqvist – 9-8-1, 2.61 gaa, .919 sv%, 3 so.

Marc-Andre Fleury – 8-6-1, 2.57 gaa, .905 sv %, 1 so

Opponent Notes:
- Pittsburgh has won six in a row since a 3-2 overtime loss to the Rangers on Nov. 15.

- Sidney Crosby has 12 goals and 13 assists during his 12-game point streak. Crosby has 20 goals and 30 assists in 25 games against the Rangers.

- The Penguins have won eight of their last 10 meetings (8-0-2) with the Rangers.

- Marc-Andre Fleury has posted a 1.58 GAA while earning five straight wins overall.

- The Penguins have surrendered only 15 goals in their last eight games.

- Pittsburgh has killed its opponents’ last 28 power-play chances over a nine-game stretch.

- Jordan Staal (right hand) is out indefinitely. He has not played this season.

2010-11 Season Series:
Nov. 15 Rangers 3, Penguins 2 (OT) at Pittsburgh
Nov. 29 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Dec. 15 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh
Feb. 1 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
Feb. 13 Rangers vs. Penguins at MSG
March 20 Rangers vs. Penguins at Pittsburgh

Opponent Blog:
Puck Huffers

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