Playoff Gameday: Round Two, Game Four – Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers

Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
Penguins Lead Series 2-1

NBCSN, CBC, RDS – 7:30 pm/et
Madison Square Garden – New York, NY


The Rangers could get Chris Kreider back tonight. The Penguins will likely not get Brooks Orpik back.

Leading Scorers:
Penguins: Evgeni Malkin (4G, 6A, 10P)
Rangers: Brad Richards (3G, 4A, 7P)

Likely Starting Goaltenders:
Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (6-3, 2.22 GAA, .925 Sv%)
Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (5-5, 2.08 GAA, .922 Sv%)

Opposition Blog:The New York Rangers Blog

What They’re Saying:Maybe Power Play Sucking Isn’t Such a Bad Thing

For the last two weeks we have bemoaned one of the worst power play stretches in NHL history as the Rangers are currently riding an 0-for-34 streak. But apparently this isn’t as bad of news as you might think…


…call the Mayor’s Office and book the Canyon of Heroes because the Stanley Cup is coming back to New York!!!!!!”

What Happened in Game Three? [Our Recap]

“The Penguins and Rangers may not be that different. But the Penguins have a couple things the Rangers don’t:

Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby.

And here are some other things they don’t have:

  1. Conditioning.
  2. A power play. It is beyond shit. Both Penguins goals in this game came right after the Pens had killed off penalties. There’s your season right there. Embarrassing.”

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby. Now that he’s scored, what will everyone talk about?

Rangers Player(s) to Watch: Henrik Lundqvist. Is he tired?

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today’s Game: 


Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Lee Stempniak
Jussi Jokinen – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Beau Bennett – Brandon Sutter – Joe Vitale
Brian Gibbons – Marcel Goc – Craig Adams

Kris Letang – Paul Martin
Olli Maatta – Matt Niskanen
Rob Scuderi – Robert Bortuzzo

Marc-Andre Fleury

New York Rangers lines from Daily Faceoff:

Rick Nash – Brad Richards – Carl Hagelin
J.T. Miller – Derek Stepan – Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot – Derick Brassard – Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle – Dominic Moore – Jesper Fast

Ryan McDonagh – Dan Girardi
Anton Stralman – Marc Staal
Raphael Diaz – Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist