Consol Energy Center 2014 Playoffs

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

New York Rangers @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Rangers Lead Series 1-0

NBCSN, CBC, RDS – 7:30 pm/et
Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA

The Pittsburgh Penguins do not want to walk into Madison Square Garden tomorrow down 0-2 in this series. To avoid that scenario from taking place, they’ll need to play a lot more like they did in periods two and three of game one and a lot less like they did in period one.

It looks like Brooks Orpik will still be out of the lineup.

It appears that both teams will dress the same lineups as they did in game one. EDIT: It looks like Brian Gibbons is in for Tanner Glass.

Leading Scorers:
Penguins: Evgeni Malkin (3G, 5A, 8P)
Rangers: Brad Richards (3G, 4A, 7P)

Likely Starting Goaltenders:
Penguins: Marc-Andre Fleury (4-3, 2.82 GAA, .906 Sv%)
Rangers: Henrik Lundqvist (5-3, 2.08 GAA, .923 Sv%)

Opposition Blog: The New York Rangers Blog

What They’re Saying:Rangers @ Penguins (Game 2)

“- Sidney Crosby hasn’t scored a goal in his past 12 playoff games.

– Evgeni Makin has scored in just one of the Penguins seven playoff games.

– After combining for 16 points in the first round (2g, 14a), both Paul Martin and Matt Niskanen were held scoreless in Game 1.

– Chris Kunitz was pointless with a -3 in Game 1.”

Penguins Player(s) to Watch: Sidney Crosby. We’re at the point where we kind of hope he doesn’t score just so people keep mentioning it over and over and over and over….

Rangers Player(s) to Watch: Martin St. Louis.

Gif that Seems Appropriate for Today’s Game: 

Gotta change things up.


Pittsburgh Penguins lines from Daily Faceoff:

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

Ryan McDonagh – Dan Girardi
Anton Stralman – Marc Staal
John Moore – Kevin Klein

Henrik Lundqvist