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

Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers
Penguins Lead Series 3-2

NBCSN, CBC, RDS – 7:00 pm/et
Madison Square Garden

The New York Rangers attempt to keep their season alive once more as they face the Pittsburgh Penguins at MSG.

Leading Scorers:
Penguins: Evgeni Malkin (6G, 7A, 13P)
Rangers: Brad Richards (3G, 5A, 8P)

Likely Starting Goaltenders:
Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (7-4, 2.37 GAA, .918 Sv%)
Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (6-6, 2.16 GAA, .921 Sv%)

Opposition Blog:The New York Rangers Blog

What They’re Saying:Rangers have a Chance because Penguins can be Rattled

Why do I think the Rangers have a legit chance of winning this series? Because the Penguins have proven in the past they can be rattled in the postseason and they showed the first signs of it last night…

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…when Crosby is preoccupied with punching Dom Moore in the face and complaining to the refs instead of scoring goals it’s a good thing for the Rangers.

What Happened in Game Five? [Our Recap]

“You can chalk up this Pens’ loss to the Rangers having one last game in them. Or as Pierre McGuire mention on the NBCSN side, the Rangers need to put uncertainty, doubt, and fear into the Penguins. This Game 5 win instilled the uncertainty.

Game 6 in MSG will be Hell on Earth. It’s not crazy to imagine the Rangers winning that game on home ice with some jam, and there’s your doubt. Then a 1-0 lead in Game 7 brings the fear.”

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby

Rangers Player(s) to Watch: Rick Nash.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today’s Game: 

Malkin Goal Rangers

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Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Evgeni Malkin
Jussi Jokinen – Brandon Sutter – James Neal
Beau Bennett – Marcel Goc – Lee Stempniak
Brian Gibbons – Joe Vitale – 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 – Derek Stepan – Chris Kreider
Carl Hagelin – Brad Richards - Martin St. Louis
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle – Dominic Moore – Dan Carcillo

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

Henrik Lundqvist

 

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