#NYR News: AV says that Martin St. Louis has decided to play this evening in Game Five after the passing his mother yesterday
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 9, 2014
St. Louis said he made the decision after talking with his father. He added that his mother would have wanted him to play.
The New York Rangers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Consol EnergyCenter starting at 7:00 p.m. The Penguins lead the series 3-1. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports.
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Henrik Lundqvist – 5-6, 2.27 gaa, .916 sv%, 0 so
Marc-Andre Fleury – 7-3, 2.20 gaa, .922 sv%, 2 so
– Jussi Jokinen has a point in nine of the Penguins ten playoff games (6g, 3a) as well as three game winning goals.
– Sidney Crosby has three points (1g, 2a) in the last two games of the series after being held pointless in the first two.
– Evgeni Malkin has five points (2g, 3a) in the first four games of this series.
– Paul Martin has been held pointless in this series after tallying eight points, all assists, in the first round against Columbus.
– After scoring five points (3g, 2a) in the first round against Columbus, Brandon Sutter scored his first point of the series, a goal, in Game 4.
– The Penguins are 1-for-11 on the power play this series and have killed off all 15 of the Rangers power plays against.
– Brooks Orpik, who returned to the lineup for Game 4 after missing his five straight games, is again out tonight.
– I don’t know if the Rangers are going to win tonight, but I’d love to see them go down swinging like this…
Game 1, Friday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. – Rangers 3, Penguins 2, OT
Game 2, Sunday, May 4, 7:30 p.m. – Rangers 0, Penguins 3
Game 3, Monday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. – Rangers 0, Penguins 2
Game 4, Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. – Rangers 2, Penguins 4
Game 5, Friday, May 9, 7:00 p.m. – Rangers @ Penguins
Game 6, Sunday, May 11, TBA – Rangers vs. Penguins*
Game 7, Tuesday, May 13, TBA – Rangers @ Penguins*
* = if necessary
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