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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Game Preview: Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Rangers

Game Time: 7:00pm/ET
From: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Penguins Record: 14-6-3 (5th in Eastern Conference)
Rangers Record: 17-8-2 (2nd in Eastern Conference)
Last Meeting: October 25th, 2008 @ New York (3-2 Rangers [SO])

Max Talbot - Sidney Crosby - Miroslav Satan
Ruslan Fedotenko - Evgeni Malkin - Petr Sykora
Matt Cooke - Jordan Staal - Tyler Kennedy
Pascal Dupuis - Mike Zigomanis - Eric Godard

Brooks Opik - Kris Letang
Hal Gill - Rob Scuderi
Mark Eaton - Alex Goligoski

Dany Sabourin (5-2-1 / 1.85GAA / .930 SV%)

Markus Naslund - Scott Gomez - Nikolai Zherdev
Lauri Korpikoski - Chris Drury - Ryan Callahan
Aaron Voros - Brandon Dubinsky - Petr Prucha
Fredrik Sjostrom - Blair Betts - Colton Orr

Wade Redden - Daniel Girardi
Michal Rozsival - Marc Staal
Dmitri Kalinin - Paul Mara

Henrik Lundqvist (15-6-2 / 2.19GAA / .925 SV%)

GOALS: Crosby (13)
ASSISTS: Malkin (29)
POINTS: Malkin (39)
+/-: Malkin (+11)

GOALS: Naslund (9)
ASSISTS: Zherdev (15)
POINTS: Zherdev (23)
+/-: Zherdev (+8)

The last time the Penguins were in Madison Square Garden they blew a 2-0 third period lead to lose the game 3-2 in a shootout. The Rangers suffered a 4-0 loss to the Florida Panthers on Sunday and have switched up their lines for this game in order to jump start their offense. They are, however, a very respectable 6-3-1 in their last ten and lead the Atlantic division.

This should be a good game tonight and a good test for the Penguins. The Pens have been on a roll recently, and Crosby and Malkin have been piling up the points. Contribution from the third line, December's alternate captains Staal and Cooke along with Kennedy could be the difference in this game as Crosby and Malkin will see a lot of the Rangers attention.

New York Media:

New York Times
New York Daily News
New York Post

Blue Notes
Blueshirt Bulletin
My Blueshirt Heaven
Rangers Report
Battle of New York
Hockey Bird
Scotty Hockey

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